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Abandoned house destroyed by fire

An abandoned house near Vergas was destroyed by fire late last Thursday evening. The blaze took place near Highway 4 and 460th Street, southwest of town near Loon Lake.

The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said the house had been abandoned since the 1980s.

Cause of the fire was unknown. At press time, the investigation was continuing.

Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent