New Ulm Apartment Fire/Injuries 28 Feb 14

A resident of a 2-story apartment at Center and Front Streets in New Ulm is reportedly in critical condition after a fire broke out Thursday night.

The New Ulm Fire Department responded to the call at the Ackerson Apartments at around 9:30pm Thursday.

Smoke was pouring from the building when firefighters arrived on the scene as they fought to bring the fire under control in sub-zero temperatures.

A resident of the upper level of the apartments was reportedly hospitalized in critical condition and taken to New Ulm Medical Center for treatment.  Another tenant having trouble breathing was also taken to the New Ulm Medical Center.

Names have not been released.

Five other tenants were able to escape the building safely, and Red Cross personnel provided assistance, including getting them hotel rooms for the night.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.