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Vacant home burns in Welch

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Fire consumed a house at 1815 Chayka St. Saturday morning and spread to a nearby vehicle, Red Wing Fire Department reported.

Firefighters responded shortly shortly after 10 a.m. to the fire. They determined the house was vacant after completing a preliminary search and extinguished the blaze within 30 minutes, Capt. Dan Simonson said in a statement.

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The house is a total loss, he said. They saved a nearby shed.

Five full-time and four paid-on-call firefighters worked the scene for more than four hours. The fire's cause is under investigation, the statement said.

The property owner was not immediately identified.

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