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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News)  -  A fire broke out at a home in Rochester’s Elton Hills neighborhood Friday.

Fire crews were called to 2915 4th Ave NW around 5:40 am and arrived to find the roof and rear deck engulfed in flames.

Rochester Fire Dept

They also found an occupant of the home was using a garden hose in an unsuccessful effort to contain the flames.

 

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RFD says there was heavy fire damage to the exterior and attic of the home and smoke and water damage throughout the house. A preliminary damage estimate was put at $80,000.

Rochester Fire Dept

RFD says the two occupants of the home and their dog made it out safely but their cat was unaccounted for when crews left.

News update:  Car crashed into basement of Rochester house.

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