UPDATE 11:45 A.M. Early morning fire damages Alexandria house
New information has been released about a house fire that Alexandria firefighters battled at 409 Elm Street this morning, Tuesday.
The home is owned by Johnathan and Kassandra Anderson.
A neighbor called 911 just before 5 a.m. When firefighters arrived, flames were coming from the house and had already caused extensive damage. The two-story house is located across the street from Knute Nelson Field.
No one was home at the time of the blaze. The owners have been contacted.
The structure is still standing but has extensive fire and smoke damage and appears to be a total loss, according to Fire Chief Jeff Karrow.
No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is not known at this time.
The Alexandria Police Department, North Ambulance, Osakis Fire and Rescue, Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the West Cental Chapter of the American Red Cross assisted the Alexandria Fire Department at the scene.