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House considered total loss after fire in Cottage Grove

COTTAGE GROVE (WKOW) — A house in Cottage Grove is being considered as a total loss after a fire broke out in the house on Saturday night.

The Cottage Grove Fire Department was sent out to a report of a house on fire in the 2500 block of Hwy MN at 9:16 p.m. on Saturday, according to a press release.

Officials say when the firefighter first arrived on the scene, they find a two-story single-family house fully engulfed with heavy smoke and fire.

Assistance was provided by fire departments from Cambridge, Deerfield, Marshall, McFarland, Monona, Stoughton, and Sun Prairie.

Firefighters remained on scene for several hours extinguishing the fire, according to Cottage Grove Fire Department.

The residents of the house were not home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries reported.

Cottage Grove Fire Department is saying the house is considered to be a total loss.

The cause of the fire has not been determined, and Cottage Grove Fire Department and the Dane County Sheriff’s Office are continuing to investigate the cause.

Tom Lally

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