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Home burns to ground in Hills

HILLS -- No one was hurt when the Russell Kooistra house burned down at 11:10 a.m. Monday at 146 21st St.

People were in the building at the time of the fire, but everyone got out safely, reported the Rock County Sheriff's Office, which was among the agencies responding at the scene. The others were the Hills Fire Department, the Beaver Creek Fire Department, the Luverne Fire Department, the Larchwood, Iowa, Fire Department and the Rock County Ambulance. The Red Cross was contacted to provide assistance to the victims.

The cause of the fire remains unknown pending the Fire Marshal's investigation.

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