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Published October 24, 2013, 08:31 PM

Fire damages century-old home relocated to Fargo

A fire broke out Thursday morning on the third floor of a century-old home that had been moved from Fergus Falls, Minn., to Fargo two decades ago.

FARGO – A fire broke out Thursday morning on the third floor of a century-old home that had been moved from Fergus Falls, Minn., to Fargo two decades ago.

Don and Mary Kinzler, along with two of their children and a pet rabbit, fled the house at about 5 a.m. Mary Kinzler said she was awakened by the smell of smoke and when family members searched for its source, they discovered smoke coming from the third floor, an area they mostly use for storage.

Don Kinzler, weekly gardening columnist for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, and his family moved the Victorian house from Fergus Falls to a large plot near Rose Creek in 1992.

Don Kinzler said the house was built in 1895.

The fire caused moderate damage to the third floor attic area and light damage to the remainder of the house, according to the Fargo Fire Department, which said the cause had not been determined.

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