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Firefighters are busy Monday afternoon at property located at 21320 Nobles County 13 in Summit Lake Township. (Ryan McGaughey/Daily Globe)

Fire destroys home near Rushmore

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RUSHMORE -- A rural Rushmore home was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon and the family dog lost in the blaze.

Firefighters from the Wilmont and Rushmore fire departments were dispatched to the Rick Flatgard home at 21320 Jones Ave., north of Rushmore, at 12:32 p.m. When they arrived, the home was totally engulfed.


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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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