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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.


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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