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Fire claims home

A Rosemount family lost their home to a fire Dec. 26. The Rosemount Fire Department responded to a call at 2794 138th St. shortly after 1 p.m.

Fire marshal John Kendall said sparks from a fireplace ignited a nearby couch and the flames spread from there. The fire caused enough damage the manufactured home is a total loss, Kendall added.

The resident, who was not home when the fire started, made the call for help and tried to put the fire out. No one was injured in the incident. Kendall did not release the names of the homes occupants.

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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