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Humans safe, pets die in Sacred Heart fire Thursday morning

The humans in a Sacred Heart house fire escaped Thursday, but several pets inside died.

On June 10, at about 3:21 a.m., the Renville County Sheriff’s Office got a 911 call reporting a structure fire at residence owned by 27 year old, Austin Enestvedt, age 27, on the 700 block of 2nd Avenue in Sacred Heart.

The residents evacuated the home before it became fully engulfed in flames, No people were injured as a result of the fire, but they received medical attention as precaution. However, several family pets were unable to evacuate the residence and perished.

Early investigation indicated the fire began on the southeast side of the residence. A damage value estimate has not yet been made. The fire remains under investigation.

The Renville County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Sacred Heart Fire Department, Sacred Heart MRU, Renville Fire Department, Granite Falls Fire Department, Granite Falls Ambulance Service, Minnesota State Fire Marshall, and Granite Falls Police Department.

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