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Forum staff reports, Published January 20 2014

Fire destroys outbuilding in rural Fergus Falls

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A structure fire at a rural home near here has been an expensive loss for the homeowner, who lost a boat, snowmobile, Polaris UTV and Bobcat loader in the blaze.

Otter Tail County Deputy Steve Brandner said that at about 12:52 a.m. Saturday, the sheriff’s department was called to a structure fire at 29865 Kort Road, the rural home of Kerry Lemke, 51.

A steel outbuilding on the property was burning, Brandner said.

Fire departments from Fergus Falls, Elizabeth, and Pelican Rapids responded to help fight the fire.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is as yet undetermined.