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house fire

April 30, 2018
Lightning from an early-morning thunderstorm struck two willow trees on the property of Gerry and Sonja Goblirsch on Lake Rachel near Holmes City Monday, April 30. Lightning also apparently struck an Alexandria home. (Contributed)
Lightning to blame for house fire
April 30, 2018 - 5:26pm
March 5, 2018
Police identify body found after fatal weekend house fire in northwest Minn.
March 5, 2018 - 4:09pm
November 9, 2017
Man dies in fire after home explosion
November 9, 2017 - 12:54pm
June 11, 2017
House in Alexandria catches fire during storm
June 11, 2017 - 11:08am
April 23, 2014
Caution tape was placed around the Kleins’ burned home to keep people out of the abandoned looking building. (Annie Harman/Echo Press)
Four minutes to make a hero
April 23, 2014 - 12:00am
April 11, 2014
The fire seemed concentrated on the north side of the house. A truck and a four-wheeler parked in the driveway also caught fire. (Annie Harman/Echo Press)
Neighbor helps couple escape Belle River fire
April 11, 2014 - 12:00am
February 26, 2014
Tearza Repp received a lifesaving award from Alexandria Fire Department leaders (left to right) Bill Thoennes, Tom Partington, Dennis Stark and Chief Jeff Karrow during Monday night’s city council meeting. (Al Edenloff/Echo Press)
11-year-old honored for saving lives in house fire
February 26, 2014 - 12:00am
February 12, 2014
Fire engulfed a home on 10th Avenue SW, Alexandria, west of Town Hall Road, early Sunday morning. (Contributed)
Another weekend, another bad fire
February 12, 2014 - 12:00am
January 24, 2014
House fires on the rise
January 24, 2014 - 9:15am
January 21, 2014
Firefighters battle a house fire through temperatures of 15 degrees below zero at Olson’s Mobile Home Park in Alexandria on Monday. (Blaze Fugina/Echo Press)
Fire and ice
January 21, 2014 - 11:20pm
Echo Press file photo
The West Central Minnesota Red Cross helped the victim of this house fire south of Garfield last month. Assisting at the scene of a fire is just one of the many emergencies the agency responds to. (Echo Press file photo)
In disasters big and small, local Red Cross is there
January 21, 2014 - 11:19pm
House fire reported in Brandon
January 21, 2014 - 11:17pm
Fond memories of house lost to fire
January 21, 2014 - 2:52pm
January 20, 2014
Firefighters battle a house fire at Olson's Mobile Home Park in Alexandria on Tuesday evening. (Blaze Fugina/Echo Press)play button
UPDATE 8:30 a.m. Firefighters battle mobile home fire (w/video)
January 20, 2014 - 10:35pm
January 15, 2014
Alexandria firefighters were called to a fully involved fire at 409 Elm Street at about 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. They were still on scene as of 8 a.m. (Al Edenloff/Echo Press)
Fire early Tuesday morning damages Alexandria home
January 15, 2014 - 8:55am