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UPDATE 11:45 A.M. Early morning fire damages Alexandria house

Flames left their mark on the side of a house at 409 Elm Street Tuesday morning. (Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff)1 / 2
Alexandria firefighters were called to a fully involved fire at 409 Elm Street at about 5 a.m. this morning, Tuesday. They were still on scene as of 8 a.m. (Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff)2 / 2

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.

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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