UPDATE: One Rushford family injured in fire released from hospital

One Rushford family member injured in a house fire on October 31 has been released from a hospital in St. Paul.

According to a post on the Cords Family Fund Facebook Page, Jared Cords was officially released this week and doctors are impressed with how his skin is healing.

PREVIOUS: Six family members were seriously injured in a house fire early Thursday morning in Rushford.

Dispatch received a call at approximately 12:39 a.m. on October 31 for a house on fire on Dump Hill Road.

According to the Houston County Sheriff, all six family members were able to get out of the house before responders arrived. When authorities arrived, the residence was totally engulfed in flames. The home is a total loss, Sheriff Inglett said.

The fire is under investigation by the Minnesota State Fire Marshall and the Houston County Sheriff’s Office. No cause of the fire has been determined at this time.

Three young girls, ranging in age from 3 to 7 years old were taken to hospitals in La Crosse and Winona with injuries, then later transferred to a hospital in St. Paul. A man, age 45, was taken via helicopter to a hospital in St. Paul with serious injuries. A 15-year-old juvenile and a woman, 40, were also taken to a hospital in La Crosse for treatment.

Assisting at the scene were the Houston Fire Department, Houston Ambulance, Rushford Fire Department, Rushford Ambulance, Tri-State Ambulance, Gundersen Air Helicopter, Winona Ambulance, Houston County Sheriff Office and Houston Police Department.

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