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Woman injured in apartment fire in Fosston, Minnesota

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and state fire marshal.

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A water tower in Fosston, Minn. (Grand Forks Herald)

FOSSTON, Minn. — A woman suffered serious burns in an apartment fire in Fosston, Minnesota, on Thursday, Jan. 13.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the Fosston Fire Department, McIntosh Fire Department and Essentia Ambulance all responded to the fire.

According to a Polk County Sheriff's Office release, at 6:55 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a structure fire at 218 Hilligoss Blvd. West in Fosston. When deputies and the fire departments arrived, two apartments were fully engulfed in flames.

A person in the upstairs apartment was removed by members of the Fosston Fire Department. She was transported with severe burns by Essentia Ambulance and Life Flight.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and State Fire Marshal. The apartment building is owned by David Olson.

Ingrid Harbo joined the Grand Forks Herald in September 2021.

Harbo covers Grand Forks region news, and also writes about business in Grand Forks and the surrounding area.

Readers can reach Harbo at 701-780-1124 or iharbo@gfherald.com. Follow her on Twitter @ingridaharbo.
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