Edina, Minn., May 13, 2021 – The Edina Fire Department responded to a call of a structure fire late Wednesday night in the Lake Edina neighborhood.
At 10:59 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, a neighbor called 911 to report visible flames at a home in the 4500 block of Hibiscus Avenue. Edina Police Department officers assisted and reported that the fire had fully involved the home, which was being remodeled. The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.
Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire, which was contained to the structure and caused damage to all levels of the home. The second level, roof and attic sustained the most damage from smoke and fire, while the rest of the house was damaged from smoke and water.
Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Richfield and St. Louis Park fire departments provided mutual aid.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
“Thankfully, the home was unoccupied as the fire was reported late in the evening when residents are generally asleep,” said Fire Marshal Rick Hammerschmidt. “Residents should ensure their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are in working order monthly, and practice home fire drills with a designated meeting place outside.”
Additional fire prevention and safety tips can be found at EdinaMN.gov/661/Fire-Safety-Education.
For more information about the Edina Fire Department, visit EdinaMN.gov/Fire or call 952-826-0330.