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Vehicle hulks are about all that remains after a fire started in the garage and consumed the home at 1655 Bluebird Lane, which is in Featherstone Township just south of Twin Bluff Middle School. Goodhue Fire Department responded Monday with a pumper truck and was assisted by Red Wing Fire Department. (Republican Eagle photo by John R. Russett)

Bitter cold makes saving home impossible

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A fire, which started in a detached garage in Featherstone Township early Monday morning, decimated a home that continued to burn and smolder throughout the day.

Goodhue Fire Department responded to a call reporting a fire at the home of Nils and Ellis Fauchald, 1655 Bluebird Lane, rural Red Wing, at 12:30 a.m. Monday.

Goodhue Fire Chief Mike Kehren said when they arrived on scene the garage, which was used as a woodshop, was engulfed and smoke was pouring out of the house.

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