Families displaced in Kasota duplex fire

Photo by John CrossFirefighters pick up after extinguishing a house fire at 130 South Webster St. in Kasota on Tuesday morning. Units from St. Peter and Kasota responded to the call that came in about 6:30 a.m.

KASOTA — An early morning duplex fire displaced two Kasota families from their homes Tuesday.

No one was injured in the fire, which started in a utility room on the lower level of the building and spread in the floor trusses and attic before it was extinguished, the Le Sueur Sheriff’s Department said.

Firefighters from Kasota and St. Peter’s fire departments responded after the sheriff’s dispatch center received a call at 6:11 a.m. reporting the fire at 137 S. Webster St.

Smoke alarms had sounded in the duplex, alerting main-floor occupants Matthew and Kelly Eberhdt and their 7-month-old child, and lower-level occupants, Donny and Brittney Carmon and their 3-year-old child.

The duplex had extensive smoke damage throughout the building.

The Eberhdts and the Carmons plan to stay with friends or relatives in the area.

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