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Fire damages Gnesen Township home

A fire caused an estimated $75,000 in damage to a home in Gnesen Township early Tuesday.

No one was home at the time of the fire on Lismore Road, north of Duluth. No one was injured.

A neighbor reported the fire just after 1:30 a.m. The Gnesen, Rice Lake and Normanna volunteer fire departments responded and extinguished the fire, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported. The residents of the home have been notified.

A detached garage and shed were not damaged on the property were not damaged.

The state fire marshal’s office and the sheriff's office are investigating the origin of the fire.

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