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The deck that collapsed at 1404 East Lake Geneva Road in Alexandria was located on the lake side of the home. At least 20 emergency response vehicles lined the street out front. Dozens of neighbors looked on as firefighters, paramedics and law enforcement loaded injured people into several ambulances.

Deck collapse injures 16 people

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A deck collapse sent 16 people to Douglas County Hospital Friday night.

Just after 8 p.m., the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received several 911 calls reporting that a deck collapsed at 1404 East Lake Geneva Road Northeast in Alexandria.


Callers told dispatchers there were 20 to 25 people on the deck when it fell 10 to 12 feet to the ground.

Several ambulance services were called in to the scene to transport the injured.

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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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