Man injured in Minot house fire

The Minot Fire Department responded to a report of smoke and fire inside a manufactured home in the 900 block of 41st Street Southeast just before 6 a.m. Monday.

When firefighters arrived they found a man, the sole occupant of the residence at the time of the fire, outside the home and treated him for smoke inhalation. He was later transported by ambulance to Trinity Hospital for further care and treatment.

The cause of the fire wasn’t immediately known.

The extent of the man’s injuries is unknown at this time. His name is not being released by the fire department at this time due to medical privacy laws.

According to Battalion Chief John Krill, who was not the chief at the scene, the fire was primarily located in an added section to the home and burned a roughly 8-foot by 8-foot hole out of the added wall, exposing it to the outside.

Nobody else was inside the house at the time of the fire and the victim’s wife, who was out of town, was alerted of the incident. Firefighters were able to secure the building and vacate the scene just after 9:45 a.m.