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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Rochester Fire Department crews responded to a large garage fire Wednesday.

It was reported at 1:00 pm at 3707 Collegeview Rd., which is a few blocks east of East. Circle Dr.

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RFD says firefighters arrived at a rural site to find “a large detached shed-style garage with heavy flames showing. A large pile of firewood outside the rear of the garage was also engulfed."

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The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office says the property owner had burned some pieces of wood in a portable fire pit. The pit was near the pile of firewood. The owner left for a short while and returned to discover the pile of wood was burning and the flames were spreading to the garage. He tried to get the fire out but it became too intense.

The building was a total loss. Also destroyed were equipment and items the owner used for his lawn care business.

No damage estimate was given.

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