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Fire consumes Willmar house

WILLMAR -- A house caught fire early Tuesday morning on the 1400 block of Fairacre Lane Southwest off of 15th Street in Willmar.The Willmar Fire Department says a neighbor and a passerby reported the fire around 1 a.m. Tuesday.Upon arrival, firef...

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A house caught fire on the 1400 block of Fairacre Lane around 1 a.m. Tuesday. (GRETCHEN BROWN | TRIBUNE)

WILLMAR - A house caught fire early Tuesday morning on the 1400 block of Fairacre Lane Southwest off of 15th Street in Willmar.
The Willmar Fire Department says a neighbor and a passerby reported the fire around 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Upon arrival, firefighters found the home engulfed in flames.
The Fire Department deemed the home a total loss.
The home is under construction, and no one was at the residence at the time of the fire.
A Fire Department news release says the owner had not moved into the building yet.
No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Willmar Fire Chief Frank Hanson said the fire could have been sparked by a number of causes.
“We don’t really want to speculate,” Hanson said.
The Willmar Fire Department, the State Fire Marshal, and different insurance companies have begun an investigation, which Hanson said could last “upwards of a week to a week and a half.”
The Willmar Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Willmar Police Department, Willmar Ambulance Service, Kandiyohi, Blomkest and Spicer fire departments as well as the Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office.

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