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Fire damages Brandon home early Friday

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Fire damaged a home in Brandon early Friday, December 20.

According to the Doulgas County Sheriff's Office, at 4:21 a.m., the fire was reported at 605 Nelson Avenue in Brandon.


Homeowners Donald and Mildred Bitzan were able to escape and there were no injuries reported. Brandon and Garfield fire departments responded to the scene.

The Bitzans' home received minor damage in the fire, according to Sheriff's Office Sergeant Mike Tvrdik.

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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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