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Fan blamed for house fire


An old kitchen exhaust fan caused the fire that nearly destroyed a Rosemount home last week, said John Kendall Rosemount's Fire Marshall.

Marshall said he determined that the fire started in the kitchen exhaust fan and spread to the attic of the four-bedroom home. He said the fan, which was installed in the 1950s, likely when the house was built, had stalled and overheated, causing the fire.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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