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No serious injuries in Loon Lake residential fire that damages multiple buildings

UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017

No one was seriously injured in a residential fire that destroyed multiple buildings in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Loon Lake on Sunday night.

The origin of the fire was traced to a garage attached to a mobile home where two people lived just north of Gwenelen Road and North Shore Drive, said Mike Bucy, fire chief of Stevens County Fire District 1.

Firefighters responded to the call around 8 p.m. Sunday. Within an hour, more than 15 fire and rescue vehicles were on scene. They were unable to save the mobile home and a pole barn.

The fire spread to a home just south, which was an unoccupied summer home, and a tall ponderosa pine. The home was a “near total loss,” Bucy said.

“They will be able to recover some items,” he said.

Bucy said the owners of the mobile home had recently installed a wood stove about a week prior in the garage, but investigators weren’t certain if that was the cause of the fire.

“There was too much damage for us to make a determination,” he said.

Two firefighters were treated at the scene – one for a fall, the other for exhaustion. Neither had serious injuries, Bucy said.

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