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Lake Lillian resident unhurt after house fire

LAKE LILLIAN -- Nobody was hurt in an early morning house fire at the 1600 block of 45th Street Southeast in rural Lake Lillian on Sunday. The Blomkest Fire Department, along with the departments from Lake Lillian, Willmar, Kandiyohi and Prinsbur...

LAKE LILLIAN -- Nobody was hurt in an early morning house fire at the 1600 block of 45th Street Southeast in rural Lake Lillian on Sunday.

The Blomkest  Fire Department, along with the departments from Lake Lillian, Willmar, Kandiyohi and Prinsburg were on the scene to battle the fire in the below freezing temperatures.

“It was really cold,” Blomkest Fire Chief Ryan Erickson said.

Erickson said the blaze started in the chimney of a wood burning stove. The resident living at the house called in the fire, and got out safely.

“The house was totally destroyed,” said Erickson.

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While the temperatures were difficult, the biggest problem was getting enough water to the site. The property had a long driveway, which only allowed a single tanker truck to drive up to the house at a time.

About 25 firefighters participated in putting out the fire at the large farm house.

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Shelby Lindrud is a reporter with the West Central Tribune of Willmar. Her focus areas are arts and entertainment, agriculture, features writing and the Kandiyohi County Board.

She can be reached via email slindrud@wctrib.com or direct 320-214-4373.


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