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River Falls firefighters feed hose to a comrade inside the O'Leary home as interior crews pulled down walls and doused embers about 6:40 a.m., Saturday.

House fire displaces one; town of RF home heavily damaged

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An early morning fire Saturday displaced one man and may have killed at least one pet.

River Falls firefighters were alerted to the structure fire at W8971 710th Ave. in the town of River Falls at 6:10 a.m.

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When the first truck arrived, the living room and west end of a two-story farm house were engulfed in flames. Within minutes, crews had the fire knocked down but took about an hour to expose and extinguish fire in walls and ceiling of the home.

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Steve Dzubay
Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer since 1995. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as a reporter-photographer at small daily newspapers in Minnesota and is past editor of the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal.
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