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Fire destroys garage near Miltona on Monday, Jan. 16

The garage, along with all the equipment inside, was a total loss, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

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Miltona and Parkers Prairie firefighters extinguished a garage fire on Monday, Jan. 16.
Thalen Zimmerman / Alexandria Echo Press
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MILTONA – Firefighters from Miltona and Parkers Prairie battled a detached garage fire on Monday afternoon, Jan. 16.

At 1:32 p.m., the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from the property owner, Brandon Hogrefe, about the fire at 15801 County Road 65 NE near Miltona in Spruce Hill Township.

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A Miltona firefighter faces what remains of a skid loader after a garage fire destroyed the building and all that was inside on Monday, Jan. 16.
Thalen Zimmerman / Alexandria Echo Press

Douglas County sheriff's deputies and the Miltona Fire Department responded to the location and found the garage was fully engulfed. No one was inside the building.

Miltona Fire Department requested mutual aid from Parkers Prairie. The fire was extinguished.

Because of the severe fire damage, the garage, along with all the equipment inside, was a total loss, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

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Miltona firefighters spray down smoldering remains after a garage fire on Monday, Jan. 16.
Thalen Zimmerman / Alexandria Echo Press

A vehicle parked outside the garage also sustained fire damage.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown and is under investigation but does not appear to be suspicious, according to the sheriff’s office.

Agencies involved include Miltona Fire Department, Parkers Prairie Fire Department, North Ambulance and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

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