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Fire crews from Cottage Grove, Woodbury, Newport and St. Paul Park battle a late night blaze Saturday in the 6700 block of Ideal Avenue in Cottage Grove. (Submitted photo)

Late night fire causes 'extensive damage' to Ideal Avenue home in Cottage Grove

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Shortly before midnight Saturday, fire crews from Cottage Grove, Woodbury, St. Paul Park and Newport were called to a home in the 6700 block of Ideal Avenue in Cottage Grove on the report of a structure fire.


By the time crews arrived, the back of the home was engulfed with flames. Cottage Grove Fire Chief Rick Redenius said the fire most likely started on the back porch.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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