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Crews on Monday afternoon battled a fire at 8255 Hyde Avenue in Cottage Grove -- and then returned to the neighborhood 33 hours later for a small house fire at 8351 Hyde Court. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

2 house fires in 2 days for Cottage Grove neighborhood

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Firefighters called to a house fire early Wednesday in Cottage Grove may have been surprised by the address.

Fire broke out in an attic of a home at 8351 Hyde Court, just around the corner from the site of a large fire less than 48 hours earlier. The proximity of the fires appears to be merely coincidence, fire officials said.


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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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