Early morning fire causes extensive damage to rental home in SE Little Falls

Early Monday morning, a rental home at 202 Third Ave. S.E. in Little Falls, was extensively damaged by a fire. Renters were able to escape the building without injury.

Little Falls Fire Chief Mike Nieman said the call came in at 3:31 a.m., and 21 volunteer firefighters responded, working for two hours to extinguish the blaze.

The home, owned by Raymond DeMarre, is still standing, but gutted. The cause for the fire is currently under investigation.