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The unoccupied home of Marvin and Patti Swenson was engulfed in flames. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Three departments fight Osage house fire Monday

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Ben Kimball was heading down Highway 34 near Osage Monday afternoon when he saw thick black smoke bellowing into the sky.

"It looked like it was coming from Marvin Swenson's so I did a screwey (U-turn) and headed here," he said.


By the time he called firefighters from the Swensons' home, flames were visible for miles above the tree line. The rural Osage house and surrounding lawn were engulfed in flames.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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