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Smoke billows from a house in Welch Township Thursday morning. A fire caused major damage to the roof and a top-floor living space. The homeowner evacuated safely.

Fire damages Welch home; no injuries reported

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WELCH -- A fire destroyed an upper-level living space and caused major smoke damage to a house in Welch Township Thursday morning, the Red Wing Fire Department reported. There were no injuries.

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Homeowner Gary Miller was alerted to the fire by smoke alarms and called 911 around 9:40 a.m., officials said. Firefighters and paramedics were on the scene at 6170 Bunch Road within 10 minutes.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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