ST. JOSEPH -- Authorities responded to a house fire north of St. Joseph over the weekend.

The incident happened Saturday around 2:30 p.m. at 35274 County Road 4 in St. Wendel Township.

Fire crews arrived to find 70-year-old Dana Crosswhite, of St. Joseph, outside the house sitting in her car. She told authorities her son, 47-year-old Theodore Dirks, was still inside.

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Firefighters were able to find Dirks and got him to safety. He was evaluated at the scene before being taken to St. Cloud Hospital for further treatment.

A second ambulance also arrived to take Crosswhite to the hospital. Authorities say neither person suffered life-theatening injuries.

Fire crews were able to put out the fire.

It's believed the fire started in an upstairs bedroom, however the cause is unknown. The fire remains under investigation.


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