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An outer shell and charred interior is all that remains following a twin home fire Thursday night on the east side of the Olivia golf course. The owners were out of town. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Fire destroys Olivia twin home while owners out of town


OLIVIA -- Firefighters battled a blaze for eight hours Thursday in frigid temperatures at a twin home in Olivia. Both units of the structure were destroyed.

The Golf Drive property is owned by a group of elderly residents. Mary Ellen Rauenhorst, who owns one of the units, was reportedly at her second home in Spicer at the time of the fire. Curt and Elly Livingood, who own the other unit, are in Arizona.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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