House fire

A Mankato firefighter cuts a hole in the side of a house while fighting a fire at 330 Mound Ave. just after noon Monday. Upon arrival, fire crews found heavy smoke coming from the home’s roof. Firefighters helped everyone get out safely and extinguished the fire. No injuries were reported, a city of Mankato news release said, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Damages are estimated at $100,000.