The North Mankato Fire Department was called to a residential structure fire at a side-by-side duplex (32 & 34 Restless Court) at 6:49 p.m. on Tuesday, January  19, 2021, for a report of a garage fire. 

Emergency crews arrived to find vehicles on fire inside the structure, with the garages of both units fully engulfed. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire keeping much of the fire damage to the garages. The living areas of both units received smoke and water damage.  Firefighters were able to rescue several family pets from one of the units. 

One resident received minor burns to the back and head and was treated by Mayo Ambulance on scene. The North Mankato Fire Department was assisted by the North Mankato Police  Department and Mayo Ambulance. The case remains under investigation by the North Mankato  Fire Department and MN State Fire Marshal’s Office.