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Osakis Fire Department helped Long Prairie firefighters battle the fire that destroyed this house on the east side of Little Osakis Lake in Todd County. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Photo by Amy Chaffins.

Fire destroys home on Little Osakis Lake

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The Osakis Fire Department (OFD) was called to help battle a house fire near Long Prairie on Tuesday.

The fire was reported just before 3 p.m. at 22697 Gate Way Drive, on the east side of Little Osakis Lake in Todd County. The house is owned by the Duffee family.


According to the Long Prairie Fire Chief Jim Kreemer, the house was not occupied and the structure was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

The structure was destroyed.

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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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