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Fire early Tuesday morning damages Alexandria home

Alexandria firefighters were called to a fully involved fire at 409 Elm Street at about 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. They were still on scene as of 8 a.m. (Al Edenloff/Echo Press)1 / 2
Flames left their mark on the side of a house at 409 Elm Street Tuesday morning. 2 / 2

Alexandria firefighters battled a house fire at 409 Elm Street early Tuesday morning.

A neighbor called 911 at about 5 a.m. When firefighters arrived, flames were coming from the house and had already caused extensive damage.

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The two-story house is located across the street from Knute Nelson Field.

No one was home at the time of the blaze. The owners of the home were contacted later.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is not known at this time.

Alexandria Police Department, North Ambulance and Osakis Fire and Rescue assisted at the scene.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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