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Erhard home a 'total loss' after Thursday evening fire

A home on the 34000 block of 230th Avenue in Erhard, Minn., was deemed a total loss following a fire that began just after 5 p.m. on Dec. 29, according to a sheriff's office news release

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ERHARD — A home in Erhard, Minn., was deemed a total loss following a Thursday evening fire.

On Dec. 29 at 5:03 p.m., Otter Tail County emergency dispatchers received a report of a house fire on the 34000 block of 230th Avenue, near Erhard about 4 miles east of town, according to an Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office news release.

Members of the Pelican Rapids Fire Department, Elizabeth Fire Department, Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office and Minnesota State Fire Marshal's Office all responded to the scene.

The residence is owned by Pamela Forer, 60 and Bradley Forer, 62, both of whom were uninjured during the blaze. No injuries were reported at the scene, the news release stated.

The home was deemed a "total loss" and the cause and origin of the fire are being investigated by state fire marshal's office and the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office.

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The American Red Cross was on-hand to assist the family with relocation and other services.

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