Fire destroys home near Farwell

It's believed the fire possibly originated from a wood boiler.

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FARWELL — A fire destroyed a house in Farwell early Thursday morning, Feb. 23.

At 4:19 a.m., the Douglas County Dispatch Center received a 911 call about a structure fire at 12356 Co Rd 26 SW, Farwell, about six miles east of Kensington. The homeowner reported that their garage was on fire and that everyone was out of the house.

Douglas County sheriff's deputies, along with the Lowry Fire Department, Kensington Fire Department and North Memorial Ambulance responded to the scene.

When they arrived at the location, deputies saw the home was fully engulfed in flames.

It's believed the fire possibly originated from a wood boiler, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.


The home was a total loss. The property owners, according to Douglas County records, are Douglas and Roberta Kuhnau.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Al Edenloff is the editor of the twice-weekly Echo Press. He started his journalism career when he was in 10th grade, writing football and basketball stories for the Parkers Prairie Independent.
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