6 family members injured in Houston County house fire

6 family members injured in Houston County house fire

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Six people were injured early Thursday in a house fire in Houston County.

Authorities received a call of a fire at 1086 Dump Hill Road, Rushford, Minnesota, about 12:30 a.m.

All six family members in the home were able to evacuate before authorities arrived on the scene, according to the Houston County Sheriff’s Office.

Three girls, ages 3 to 7, were transported to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse and Winona Health in Winona. A man, 45, was flown to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with serious injuries. At least some of the girls were later transferred to Regions Hospital with serious injuries.

In addition, a 15-year-old boy and a 40-year-old woman were transported to Gundersen Health System for injuries sustained in the fire.

The names of those involved have not been released.

The home is a total loss, and the cause of the fire has not been determined. The Minnesota State Fire Marshal and the Houston County Sheriff’s Office are assisting with the investigation.

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