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No injuries but fire destroys Kueppers home on Nest Lake

Fire broke out at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at the home of Deb and Mike Kueppers on Nest Lake near Spicer. The fire flared up again just before 7 a.m. The fire chief described it as a "pretty much a loss." (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)

SPICER -- The state fire marshal's office is investigating the cause of an early Tuesday morning fire that destroyed the Michael and Deb Kueppers home on the west side of Nest Lake.

Spicer Fire Chief Mike Holme said Deb Kueppers called at 1:31 a.m. and said the laundry room clothes dryer was on fire. She, her husband and son, George, left the house and were not hurt.

Holme said the fire spread to the ceiling of the laundry room. Firefighters were on the scene until 4:30 a.m. But Holme said the fire flared up and firefighters were called again at 6:50 a.m. and were on the scene until noon.

Holme described the house as "pretty much a loss."

Spicer firefighters had assistance from the Kandiyohi, Willmar and New London fire departments and from the Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad.

Holme said the family is staying in a motel.

David Little
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