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Published November 04 2012

Fire damages rural Otter Tail County home

BATTLE LAKE, Minn. – A home near here suffered fire and smoke damage after a Saturday afternoon blaze.

According to a news release from Otter Tail County Sheriff’s office, a call came in shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday reporting a fire seven miles north of Battle Lake. The fire started in a small shed that contained a wood stove, but spread to the nearby house.

Members of the Battle Lake and Otter Tail fire departments arrived and quickly put out the fire, but the house suffered a significant amount of smoke and fire damage.

Nobody was home at the time of the fire and the incident did not seem to be suspicious.