Polk County Fire Sends Man To Hospital

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

A man went to the hospital with injuries after escaping a burning house.

The fire happened around 7 a.m. in rural Balsam Lake. WEAU reports that someone called for help, saying the house was fully engulfed.

Fire crews were still at the scene at noon Tuesday. There’s no word on the man’s condition. A release from the Polk County Sheriff’s Department says it is not believed to be serious.

Crews asked that a State Fire Marshal come to the scene. The Polk County Sheriff’s Department says that the cause of the fire is unknown. Investigators say they haven’t figured out where the fire started.

The names of the homeowner and possible victims haven’t been released.

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