An early morning fire near Cedar Creek Golf Course has dislocated an Albertville family Thursday, May 28, after flames tore through the home.
Fire crews were called to a home in the 10300 block of Karston Avenue Northeast around 4:20 a.m. Thursday, according to Albertville Fire Chief Eric Bullen.
“When our crews arrived the home was fully involved,” Bullen said, meaning flames and smoke were visible coming from the structure. Albertville immediately requested mutual aid assistance from St. Michael Fire Department crews.
All four residents of the family home, identified by neighbors as the Hobza family, were able to escape the house. A family dog was also safe.
“The cause is still under investigation at this time,” Bullen said. “We’re still looking at things.”
In fact, crews were still knocking down “hot spots” at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, blasting an upper level window with chemical foam retardant.
Neighbor Jeremy Dominick has helped set up a GoFundMe site for the Hobzas, who will be dislocated for quite some time due to the blaze. A link is available here, or you can use the widget below to donate to the family.
Neighbor Jeremy Dominick also captured these photos of the fire from his nearby residence.