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Leaf Valley firefighters were called to a cabin fire on Lake Miltona Thursday morning. (Amy Chaffins/Echo Press)

Cabin catches fire on Lake Miltona

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Fire destroyed a cabin on the west side of Lake Miltona Thursday morning.

Leaf Valley Fire Department was called to 14291 Spring Lake Road at 9:45 a.m. and arrived on scene to find the cabin fully engulfed in flames.


The cabin owner escaped without injury.

The fire was reportedly caused when fuel for a gas lantern spilled and ignited.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene.

Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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