Occupants escape serious injuries in blazes around a half-hour apart early Wednesday

    A mom and her three kids were treated for smoke inhalation in RiverView’s emergency room Wednesday morning after their house in Climax caught fire.

    The Polk County Sheriff’s Office reports that the call came in minutes after 4 a.m. from 107 East Broadway in Climax, and the home sustained moderate damage. Brianna Roper, 33, and her three children, ages 8, 11 and 13 were taken by Crookston Area Ambulance Service to RiverView to be treated for non-life threatening smoke inhalation.

    Crookston firefighters responded to the call, as did firefighters from Nielsville and Climax.

    An investigator from the State Fire Marshal’s Office has been contacted to determine the cause of the blaze.

McIntosh trailer home catches fire

    About a half-hour before the Wednesday morning fire in Climax, the PCSO reports that a trailer home fire in McIntosh resulted in the sole occupant of the residence, Georgia Christensen, 65, being taken to Essentia Hospital in Fosston for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

    The PCSO reports that the call came in at approximately 3:35 a.m. Wednesday from 325 2nd St. NW, Lot 8 in McIntosh. The trailer was moderately damaged.

    The State Fire Marshal’s Office has been contacted to investigate a cause of the fire.

    The McIntosh Fire Department and Essentia Ambulance responded to the scene.