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Firefighters extinguish a blaze Monday afternoon at a house at 8255 Hyde Ave. in Cottage Grove. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

Large fire damages Cottage Grove home

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A fire Monday afternoon caused extensive damage to a Cottage Grove home.

Cottage Grove Fire Chief Bob Byerly said crews searched the home at 8255 Hyde Ave. upon arrival and did not find anyone inside the house.

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The fire likely started in the rear of the home and was spreading through the rafters before it was extinguished, Byerly said.

The cause was not immediately known.

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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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