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House fire in northeastern Douglas County Friday morning

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Early Friday morning, a chimney fire was reported at a home in the far northeastern part of Douglas County.

According to the sheriff's office, dispatchers received a 911 call at 4:44 a.m. from the homeowner, Cindy Haffner, reporting the fire at 19832 County Road 18 NE.


Once the chimney fire was put out, firefighters reportedly discovered additional hot spots in the attic of the home.

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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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