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October 4, 2013

Fire destroys house near Le Center

LE CENTER — An early morning fire Friday destroyed a house east of Le Center.

No one was in the house 211th Avenue, near Le Sueur County Road 5, when the structure was ablaze.

When Le Sueur County Sheriff's deputies and Le Center Fire Department members responded to a call about 1:15 a.m. they found the house was engulfed.

Montgomery Fire Department was dispatched to assist on a mutual aid request.

The fire was extinguished, but the house was considered a total loss.

Property owner, Joann Cemensky of Le Center, was renting the house to Barb Pitka.

The Sheriff's Department and the state fire marshal have not completed their investigation.

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