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Firefighters respond Wednesday to a blaze at a property located at 306 Litchfield Ave. S.E. in Willmar. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Willmar, Minn., blaze under investigation


WILLMAR — The cause of a fire that damaged a home Wednesday at 306 Litchfield Ave. S.E. in Willmar remains under investigation by fire officials.

According to Willmar Fire Chief Gary Hendrickson, fire crews were called around 11:45 a.m. Wednesday to the home. The homeowner’s small dog alerted the residents to the situation just before the smoke detectors began detecting smoke from the blaze, he said.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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