New Ulm Firefighters were called out to a house fire on North Washington Street early Thursday afternoon. The home at 1106 North Washington was fully engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived on the scene at just after noon, and the fire was quickly extinguished. The home’s resident, Linda Keim, had smelled smoke as she approached the house after running some errands. When she opened the door she discovered that her kitchen was in flames. She then ran from the house and called 911. No one was injured by the fire, but the home took heavy damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation.