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Fire destroyed a vacant rural Nobles County home early Friday morning near Ellsworth. The cause of the fire is unknown.

Vacant farmhouse destroyed by fire

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ELLSWORTH -- A vacant farmhouse and garage were destroyed by fire early Friday morning in Little Rock Township.

The Ellsworth Fire Department was paged to the scene at 32668 Edwards Ave., at 4:26 a.m. Friday. Fire Chief Kim Chapa said the fire was "fully involved" when they arrived.


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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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