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House fire causes extensive damage in Alexandria

Just after 5 p.m. Monday, fire extensively damaged the home at 828 Westwood Drive in Alexandria. Investigators are looking into what caused the fire. (Amy Chaffins/Echo Press)1 / 2
Alexandria firefighters responded to a fire in progress at 828 Westwood Drive shortly after 5 p.m. Monday. (Amy Chaffins/Echo Press)2 / 2

Alexandria firefighters battled flames and smoke for nearly three hours in a house fire Monday.

Neighbors of the home at 828 Westwood Drive in Alexandria called 911 just after 5 p.m. and reported flames and smoke in the house.

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The home is owned by Brett Mlaskoch; no one was home when firefighters arrived. Authorities later contacted the homeowner and a renter.

The fire reportedly caused extensive damage.

Investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s Office and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office are looking into the cause of the fire.

Amy Chaffins

Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota.

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