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Firefighters attack a house fire Tuesday, May 29, on 15th Street in Afton. Submitted photo

Fire destroys 130-year-old Afton home

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Reuben Moll sat outside his garage Wednesday, just a few feet from the remains of the place he had called home since 1945.

At age 91, the Afton man now enters a transition period: Moll must find a new place to live after his home was destroyed Tuesday by fire.


Words were hard for Moll - who was not home at the time of the fire - to conjure as he tried recalling his first sight of the burned-up home.

"A lot of things," he said as tears welled in his eyes.

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Michael Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. His coverage includes local crime, legislative activity and prep sports. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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