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UPDATE: Willmar, Minn., house a total loss, fire cause under investigation

Area firefighters respond Friday to a blaze at a home on the corner of Third Avenue and Vos Park Drive Northwest in Willmar. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)

WILLMAR -- Fire officials are still investigating the cause of a fire that burned the home at 300 Vos Park Drive around 6:30 p.m. Friday.

According to Willmar Fire Chief Marv Calvin, the State Fire Marshal is assisting the local department in the investigation. The fire started on the exterior of the house, which was a total loss.

Residents of Regency Estates West noticed a couch on fire on the backside of the residence, Calvin said today. Those same individuals notified the two people inside the house, who were able to escape to safety.

The Pennock Fire Department assisted the Willmar Fire Department at the scene.

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