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Late Sunday, January 26, fire destroyed Long Lake Lodge, located south of Brandon.

Fire engulfs Long Lake Lodge

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Long Lake Lodge, south of Brandon, in Douglas County was fully engulfed by fire late Sunday night.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO), at 10:50 p.m., a large fire was reported at the lodge, which is used for wedding receptions, community events and hunting activities. Firefighters from Brandon, Garfield, Evansville and Kensington arrived on scene to the lodge fully engulfed in fire.


As of 4 a.m., fire crews were still at the scene, but as of 7 a.m., fire crews had cleared.

The fire is under investigation.

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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