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Spencer Township House Fire

On Monday, in Spencer Township in Aitkin County, a grass fire spread to a nearby home causing extensive damage. The Aitkin County Sheriff's Office says that the Aitkin Fire Department, DNR Forestry and Enforcement, Minnesota State Patrol and North Memorial Ambulance all responded to the fire. When they arrived, a nearby home was partially engulfed and a large amount of smoke was present, which caused a temporary closure of State Highway 47.

Luckily, no one was inside the burning home and the home owner later arrived. An investigation later revealed that the homeowner had been burning near the home, that led to the structure fire. The fire was extinguished and the house suffered severe damage from smoke, fire and water.