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House catches fire

By Staff | Jan 24, 2014

Smoke and flames erupt from this house at 703 Second Avenue South just after 3 p.m., Friday. According to fire chief Dick Beaver, the three-apartment complex is owned by Jeff Juergens and was occupied by Gordon Lucas, Nelda Macias, and Tomas Garcia. All got out safely. Firefighters were on scene about 2 1/2 hours and were assisted by Estherville police, Estherville Ambulance, Emmet County Emergency Management director and the Wallingford Fire Department. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Photo by David Swartz