Rural Bird Island House Severely Damaged by Fire

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A rural Bird Island house was severely damaged by a fire Wednesday afternoon.

At 1:19 PM, the Renville County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a structure fire at 41891 830th Avenue, which is about five miles northeast of the City of Bird Island.

Officials say the structure was a vacant house which was being renovated and is owned

by 62-year-old Ben Fischer of rural Danube.

Upon arrival, firefighters discovered the house to be partially engulfed in flames.

Fire crews worked to save the structure and the nearby detached garage, however, the house sustained severe fire and smoke damage.

No one was injured.

The State Fire Marshal and Renville County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the

cause and origin of the fire.

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