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Lake home is a total loss after fire in Otter Tail County

Ottertail, MN-- A lake home is a total loss after a fire at 46885 Jackson trail on the south side of Rush Lake at 2:48 p.m. on Monday.

Otter Tail County Deputies arrived on the scene first and saw flames along the roof line of the house. The flames were in the area of the fireplace chimney.

The lake homeowner, 53-year-old Michael Haglin of Independence, MN and a friend evacuated the home with help from a neighbor and were able to recover some items from the attached garage.

Fire Crews believe that the cause of the fire was the fireplace chimney. They remained on scene until 10:00 p.m. that night.

No injures were reported as a result of the fire.

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