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Echo Press photo by Celeste Beam Firefighters from Garfield and Brandon, along with Kensington and Alexandria, battled a blaze at a house located on Skrove Road near Brandon Monday afternoon. The house, owned by Tom Hertz of Nevada, Iowa, was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

Fire burns house near Brandon

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A fire destroyed an unoccupied house near Brandon Monday afternoon.

At 1:37 p.m., the Douglas County dispatch center received a call of a house fire at 14342 Skrove Road NW near Brandon.

Passersby had noticed the house on fire and contacted law enforcement, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

No one was at the property at the time of the fire, according to authorities. The house, which is owned by Tom Hertz of Nevada, Iowa, was vacant and for sale.

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