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Fire damages family’s home Thursday in Mason City

This news story was published on March 15, 2012.
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MASON CITY – A house fire was extinguished today by the Mason City Fire Department.

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The incident occurred at about 12:50 p.m. at 547 9th Street SE. Authorities were still on the scene at 1:15 conducting an investigation into the cause.

Fire personnel could not divulge any information, as the investigation was just underway, but bystanders and neighbors said that a family of five lived in the home with a large dog.  They said everyone made it out safely.  They also said the cause was lint in or near a dryer.

Online records show the house is owned by Bill and Keri Retterath.

More information as it becomes available.

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