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Rural Paynesville fire under investigation

PAYNESVILLE -- The cause of a shed fire reported around 11 p.m. Tuesday west of Paynesville is under investigation by the Stearns County Sheriff's office.

According to a news release from Sheriff John Sanner, a sheriff's deputy on patrol noticed the fire at the Curtis and Geralyn Lieser residence along State Highway 55 about four miles west of Paynesville.

The Paynesville Fire Department extinguished the fire, which caused smoke and structural damage to the building. A tractor, motorcycle and tools were not damaged in the incident.