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Cottage Grove home damaged by bedroom fire

Fire damaged a Cottage Grove home last week but was contained to a bedroom and did not injure the homeowner, authorities said.

Cottage Grove firefighters were called shortly after 1 p.m. Feb. 9 to the fire at 8621 Hilo Trail.

The homeowner was in a different area of the house when he smelled smoke and detected fire from behind the closed bedroom door, Cottage Grove Fire Chief Rick Redenius said.

A quick response helped to contain the fire to just the bedroom, Redenius said, but the house was pretty smoky.

The cause of the fire is unknown, Redenius said.

The single-story home was being rented.

A Woodbury fire crew assisted Cottage Grove during the fire.

-Scott Wente

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.

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