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Owners start fire that damages home [UPDATED]

Published 11:04am Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Updated 11:08am Tuesday, April 30, 2013

What started as a chimney fire Monday caused significant damage to the roof of a Frazee house.

The homeowners started a fire in their free-standing wood stove around 9:30 a.m., which caused the chimney fire, according to a news release from the Otter Tail Country Sheriff’s Office. It was contained to the attic and roof before being extinguished.

The stove had been used throughout the winter and nothing about the fire was suspicious, according to the release. Vergas, Perham and Frazee fire departments responded.

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