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The River Falls Fire Department, River Falls EMS and River Falls police responded to a 911 call for a house fire at 538 N. Pearl St. Monday afternoon, Nov. 25.

Exploding paint cans alert homeowners to house fire in River Falls

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Gerry Hildebrandt said he was sitting at the top of the basement stairs of his River Falls home, 538 N. Pearl St., Monday afternoon, Nov. 25, when some cans of aerosol paint exploded and caught fire. 


Fire Chief Scott Nelson said heat from the flames of a basement house fire probably caused the cans to explode.

Hildebrandt and his wife, Alice, were in the house with two of their grandchildren when the fire started.

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