One person escaped safely during a house fire in Bird Island Thursday.

On April 30, at 11:44 pm, the Renville County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a residential structure fire on the 100 block of 8th Street South in Bird Island. 

The cause of fire is believed to be an electrical fire located near the fuse box. The house sustained moderate damage. One individual was at the residence during the fire and escaped without injury.

The Bird Island Fire Department, Bird Island MRU, Olivia Fire & Rescue and Renville County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the fire.