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Early morning fire damages house west of Delano Friday

June 23, 2008

Fire damaged this house owned by Douglas Ohlendorf located on 72nd Street SE west of Delano Friday morning, just after 2 a.m. Ohlendorf, who has lived in the house just a week, was awakened by his dogs to smoke in the house, and also saw fire on the roof, according to Lt. Mike Evan of the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. Evan said Ohlendorf was able to move his pets and vehicles to safety. The Delano Fire Department was assisted by fire departments from Montrose, Rockford, and Watertown, as well as Ridgeview Ambulance. The fire is under investigation by the state fire marshal’s office.

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