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By Monday morning, the burned home had been boarded up and caution tape surrounded the property. The Hastings Fire Department reported that, although the outer walls are still standing, the home is a total loss. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx)

East Second Street home burns

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A home in the 1100 block of East Second Street burned this past weekend.

The first firefighters on the scene found flames coming out of the front and rear windows on the main level of the two-story home. Within minutes, the fire breached the second level and attic area, said Fire and EMS Director Mike Schutt.


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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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