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Cottage Grove home destroyed by fire

Fire destroyed a home at 8815 88th St. in Cottage Grove April 29. (Bulletin photo by Patricia Drey Busse.)

A fire that broke out around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, destroyed a home at 8815 88th Street in Cottage Grove.

Firefighters that responded to the call had the fire under control within 15 to 20 minutes said Fire Chief Bob Byerly.

The home's residents escaped without injuries, and are now staying with friends, he said.

The Cottage Grove Public Safety department and the Minnesota State Fire Marshal's office are investigating what caused the blaze. So far they don't know, but they're focusing on the garage area, Byerly said.