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Home in rural Raymond destroyed in fire

Briana Sanchez / Tribune The remains of a home destroyed by fire are shown Thursday at 14809 45th Ave. S.W. in rural Raymond1 / 5
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Caution tape blocks a home Thursday at 14809 45th Ave. S.W. in rural Raymond. The home caught fire Wednesday. No one was home and no injuries were reported.2 / 5
Briana Sanchez / Tribune The remains of a mobile home destroyed by fire stand Thursday in rural Raymond. A small shed, in the background, was also destroyed Wednesday. 3 / 5
Briana Sanchez / Tribune The remains of a home and shed destroyed by fire are shown Thursday at 14809 45th Ave. S.W. in rural Raymond4 / 5
Briana Sanchez / Tribune The remains of a shed and mobile home destroyed by fire stand Thursday in rural Raymond.5 / 5

RAYMOND — A home in rural Raymond was destroyed in a fire Wednesday.

No one was home at the time of the blaze and there were no injuries.

The fire was reported at 3:27 p.m. Wednesday at 14809 45th Ave. S.W., about four miles north of Raymond.

The residence, which was a mobile home on a farm site, was "totally engulfed" in fire by the time crews arrived with "flames coming out the windows," said Raymond Fire Chief Kraig Kienitz.

The name of the homeowner was not known.

A small shed that housed a wood-fired boiler that heated the home was also destroyed. Kienitz said the boiler did not cause the fire but was ignited because of flames from the house fire.

The state Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

The Raymond Fire Department, which had assistance from the Pennock Fire Department, was on the scene until 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Carolyn Lange

A reporter for 35 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.

(320) 894-9750
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