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Council news: Alexandria fire damage in 2010 adds up to $528,000

Fire destroyed $528,000 worth of property in Alexandria last year but it could have been much worse.

Firefighters saved $337,000 from going up in smoke.

In addition, a fire that gutted an antique store on 6th Avenue in the heart of the city could have spread to other structures if not for firefighters' ability to contain it.

Those are just some of the highlights of the 2010 Alexandria Fire Department Annual Report presented to the Alexandria City Council Monday night.

Unlike the last council meeting when emotions ran high and a member was escorted out of the building, Monday's meeting had a respectful tone. There weren't even any split votes.

Read Wednesday's Echo Press to find out more about the fire department report.

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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