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All that remains of the home at 718 S. Donaldson St., in Luverne is a portion of a wooden deck and charred rubble. Three fire departments responded to the blaze at approximately 2 a.m. Sunday. (Julie Buntjer/Daily Globe)

House fire leaves five homeless in Luverne

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LUVERNE — A Luverne home was destroyed by fire in the early morning hours Sunday, leaving a family of five homeless.

Firefighters were paged to 718 S. Donaldson St. at approximately 2 a.m., according to Rock County Sheriff Evan Verbrugge. Mutual aid was requested from both the Hills and Beaver Creek fire departments.


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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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