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Fire destroys home in rural Lake Lillian

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Erica Dischino / Tribune Lake Lillian Assistant Fire Chief Josh Gilberts uses a fire hose to put out a house fire Wednesday afternoon in rural Lake Lillian. The two residents were not home at the time of the fire. The cause of the blaze is undetermined.2 / 10
Carolyn Lange / Tribune Fire crews douse smoldering debris Wednesday afternoon in a fire that destroyed a rural Lake Lillian home. The two residents were not home at the time of the fire. The cause of the blaze is undetermined.3 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune Firefighters work to put out a house fire Wednesday in rural Lake Lillian. The two residents were not home at the time of the fire. The cause of the blaze is undetermined.4 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune Onlookers watch in dismay as a house is reduced to debris due to a fire Wednesday afternoon in rural Lake Lillian.5 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune An onlooker watches in dismay as a house is reduced to debris due by fire Wednesday afternoon in rural Lake Lillian.6 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune A car smolders from a fire while a firefighter works to put out flames Wednesday afternoon in rural Lake Lillian.7 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune A firefighter works to put out a house fire Wednesday in rural Lake Lillian. The two residents were not home at the time of the fire. The cause of the blaze is undetermined.8 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune A firefighter is enveloped in smoke while working to put out a house fire Wednesday afternoon in rural Lake Lillian.9 / 10
Erica Dischino / Tribune Flames rise up from the debris of a house fire Wednesday afternoon in rural Lake Lillian.10 / 10

LAKE LILLIAN – A home in rural Lake Lillian was destroyed in a fire Wednesday, leaving two people homeless.

The fire was reported at around 12:30 p.m. by a passerby who noticed smoke coming from a tree-covered residence located in the 12100 block of 154th Avenue Southeast, which is the lake road on the north side of Lake Lillian.

Assistant Lake Lillian Fire Chief Josh Gilbert said the mobile home was completely destroyed by the time fire crews from Lake Lillian and Kandiyohi arrived.

“When we pulled up on scene, it was totally gone,” he said.

Two vehicles next to the home were also destroyed.

No one was home at the time of the fire but two pets that may have been in nearby outdoor kennels were rescued by the passerby, Gilberts said.

The two people living in the home arrived on the scene as crews were dousing the final flames on the debris. They declined to comment.

Gilberts said the cause of the fire is undetermined at this time and the State Fire Marshal’s office has been called to investigate.

Carolyn Lange

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

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