One person has died after a house fire at 1712 Eberbhardt St. in Albert Lea early Saturday, according to Albert Lea Fire & Rescue.
Authorities are withholding the person’s identity pending notification of relatives.
Albert Lea Fire & Rescue and Police Department were dispatched to the house at 2:15am Saturday. Upon arrival they learned form a neighbor that a person could be in the house.
Fire crews searched the house and found one person. Mayo Clinic Ambulance was on scene and transported the person to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, where the person subsequently died.
Fire crews extinguished the fire, with damages estimated at $27,000.
The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. The Minnesota State Fire Marshall’s Regional Fire Investigator is assisting with the investigation.