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ALDEN, Minn. – An Alden home was destroyed in a fire on Saturday afternoon around 3:00 p.m.
Milo Wedin, son of the homeowners said, “nobody got injured, everybody got out.”
The fire broke out in the garage and spread throughout the rest of the home sparing only the living room/sunroom area on the west side of the house.
So far there is no indication of what started the fire but the Alden Fire Marshal is investigating the scene and is hoping to give the family an idea of what happened sometime this week.
“I know I was just about ready to leave with me and my three youngest boys,” Wedin said. “We were all in the house about 3:00 and I got up and there was flames shooting out of the, seen some flames shooting out of the garage and we got everybody out of the house and called the fire department.”
Wedin said six or seven fire department showed within about ten minutes but said that he thinks the wind might have had something to do with how far the fire spread by the time they got there.
The Red Cross came to the home once the fire was under control and offered assistance to get Wedin’s parents set up with clothing and medicine since they won’t be allowed back into the home until after it is investigated.
It’s now a waiting game to determine how insurance will handle the situation but Wedin said “hopefully by sometime this week, this coming week here we’re going to find out what caused everything and go from there.”