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Structure fire reported early Sunday

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Just after 6 a.m. on Sunday, October 13, fire crews responded to a fire in an outbuilding at 3321 Lake Victoria in Alexandria.

According to the Alexandria Fire Department, the fire was caused by a wood burning stove in the shop. The fire was reportedly contained to the shop area inside the structure. 


There was extensive fire and smoke damage, but the structure was not a total loss.

The property is owned by Timothy Ruud. No injuries were reported.

Alexandria Fire Department, Forada Fire Department, Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Alexandria Police Department responded to the scene. 

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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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