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Fire in rural Watkins destroys home

Watkins – A house at the 36700 block of 653rd Avenue in Forest Prairie Township, Meeker County was a complete loss after a fire at the home Tuesday morning.

The home’s owner, Kevin Root, 50, of rural Watkins, was not injured.

The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a call about the fire at 9:19 a.m. Tuesday. The Watkins Fire Department, Eden Valley Fire Department and the Kimball Fire Department, along with the Sheriff’s Office responded to the fire.

The State Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the blaze.