Kids’s Theater Firm actor Reed Sigmund needed to break the window of his Stillwater residence Tuesday morning and leap off the roof, shirtless and shoeless, to flee a fireplace that tore by way of his residence.
The hearth began simply earlier than 10 a.m. Tuesday at his household’s residence within the 500 block of Williams Avenue South.
Sigmund’s spouse, Autumn Ness, who can be an actress on the Kids’s Theater Firm in Minneapolis, instructed firefighters she was doing laundry on the time of the fireplace. The hearth seems to have began close to the dryer in the primary ground laundry room, Hearth Chief Stu Glaser stated.
“She stated she smelled smoke, and when she went to test, she obtained behind a firewall,” Glaser stated.
Ness known as for Sigmund, who was on the higher stage, to return out of the home, “however he could not get down the steps as a result of the warmth and smoke had been an excessive amount of,” Glaser stated.
Sigmund broke a window, escaped to a low roof space after which climbed onto the again deck, Glaser stated. He was handled on the scene by Lakeview EMS for accidents to his hand from damaged glass, he stated. In response to a submit on an internet fundraiser began for the household, Sigmund was later admitted to Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater to be handled for burns and smoke inhalation.
A GoFundMe fundraiser, began by members of the family, had raised greater than $46,000 as of Wednesday evening.
“What did we do on a lovely Tuesday morning?” Ness wrote in a submit shared on the positioning. “We began drying, which in 10 minutes, our home turned… properly, what you see right here. Folks and canine are protected, the insurance coverage is superior, the boys are processed, and we’re grateful for the generosity that we acquired at present CLOSED. … Hearth PSA – DOING! It was lower than 90 seconds from ‘I odor one thing’ to no gentle and no air. Cheers mate.”
The couple’s sons, Sawyer and Sullivan, had been at college on the time of the fireplace, Glaser stated.
Glaser stated a firefighter suffered an arm damage whereas combating the fireplace when he was struck by a beam and needed to be handled at Lakeview Hospital.