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Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff Fire consumed a detached shed in the backyard of a rented house at 607 5th Avenue East Thursday. The flames and smoke attracted several bystanders.

Powerlines crackle during shed fire

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Ashes from a fire pit are believed to have started a shed on fire at 607 5th Avenue East in Alexandria Thursday.

When Alexandria firefighters arrived at the scene at about 12:25 p.m., flames were spreading quickly throughout the small structure, sending thick clouds of black smoke into the air and attracting clusters of bystanders.

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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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