Residents of the South Tyrol Hills neighborhood say a couple who was nearly finished fixing their home after the is now dealing with the aftermath of a Sunday night fire.
Fire crews from Golden Valley, St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka and Robbinsdale responded to a house fire at 4310 Tyrol Crest just after 9 p.m. Sunday.
Golden Valley Fire Chief Mark Kuhnly said more than 30 firefighters worked to contain to the main level and attic area with smoke and water damage to the main and lower levels.
The home is owned by Taeko Tanaka Perry and Dallas Perry. Kuhnly said a neighbor called 911 after spotting the fire coming from the corner of the home. Local residents told Patch on Monday that the neighbor who called also helped the Perrys get out of their home and remove their cars and other valuables before firefighters arrived.
"Taeko is a pottery maker who has an annual sale at her home to sell her pottery," a neighbor told Patch.
Neighbors said the fire appeared to be caused by Taeko Perry's kiln because of its location to the part of the home destroyed by fire. However, Chief Kuhnly said it's not known whether the kiln caused the fire. He said a roofing permit had recently been issued. Neighbors said contractors were fixing the roof's damage sustained during the May 22 tornado.
Kuhnly said his department is still investigating and has no official cause.