The Free Press
A Mankato woman was hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a
couch caught fire in her home.
Firefighters were called to the two-story duplex at 10:56 p.m. Tuesday and
were able to put the fire out quickly, said Jeff Bengtson, Mankato
Department of Public Safety deputy director. The fire was contained to one
room, but there was heat and smoke damage to the rest of the duplex at 514
N. Second St.
Linda Tabatt, 53, was in the first floor apartment of the duplex when the
fire started. She was taken to the hospital.
Her roommate and two or three residents from the second floor apartment also
had to leave the duplex due to damage, Bengtson said. The estimated cost to
repair the damage is $25,000.