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Fire destroys Kensington home Friday night

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Fire destroyed a rural Kensington home Friday night.

The fire was reported at 23218 County Road 99 Southwest, just after 11 p.m. Saturday, August 13.


No one was home when the fire was reported and no one was injured.

The house, owned by Nathan Charles Long, was a total loss. A vehicle parked near the house was also damaged by the fire.

Kensington and Hoffman Fire Departments and Douglas County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene.

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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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