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An Osakis firefighter demonstrated how quickly kitchen grease fires can spread during a fire prevention open house. (Echo Press file photo)

Kitchen fire burns family out of home

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Preventing kitchen fires was the theme of the Alexandria Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12.

It proved to be timely.

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Early Saturday, firefighters responded to a kitchen fire at the Oak Knoll Apartments at 505 North McKay Avenue at about 4:30 a.m.

The fire started when a pan that contained grease was left unattended on the stove, according to Fire Chief Jeff Karrow.

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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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