Alden home severely damaged in fire

Published 9:55 pm Tuesday, March 20, 2018

ALDEN — An Alden home was severely damaged Tuesday evening in a house fire.

The fire, at 280 Euclid St., was reported at about 7:50 p.m. Upon arriving, first responders saw thick smoke billowing from second-floor windows in the rear of the home, along with flames from the house’s interior, according to the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office.

Alden firefighters worked to extinguish the fire.

Alden and Freeborn fire departments were at the scene. Look to the Tribune for more information as it is released. – Colleen Harrison/Albert Lea Tribune

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The fire likely started near a dryer, according to the Sheriff’s Office, and no one was in the house when it began.

The house sustained substantial fire, smoke and water damage, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, and the State Fire Marshal’s Office has been called to the scene to investigate.

Freeborn Fire Department, Gold Cross Ambulance and the Salvation Army assisted on scene.

Theodore and Leah Jacobsen are the owners of the house, which was a rental at the time of the fire.

About Colleen Harrison

Colleen Harrison is the photo editor at the Albert Lea Tribune. She does photography and writes general-assignment stories.

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