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Firefighters respond to Prescott house fire

The garage attached to this Borner Street home sustained fire damage on Aug. 19. Prescott Fire Chief Tom Lytle said no vehicles were affected by the fire. Matthew Lambert / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 2
This home, located at 166 S. Borner St. in Prescott had a house fire at 9:42 p.m. Aug. 19. There were no residents home at the time of the fire, which remains under investigation. Matthew Lambert / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 2

A house fire at 9:42 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 at 166 S. Borner Street in Prescott is under investigation.

The fire did not displace the residents, believed to be a rental property, according to Prescott Fire Chief Tom Lytle. The owners of the home are listed in property records as Craig and Amy Lubich.

The weather was described as normal with no one home during the fire.

Lytle said the fire was contained on the outside near the garage, with the garage not being affected.

The damage was mostly to the siding, with the Prescott Fire Department keeping the fire on the outside.

Responding with the Prescott Fire Department was the Prescott Police Department and River Falls Emergency Services.

The time on scene was three hours, which Lytle said is typical for a fire of this nature.

The fire's cause remains under investigation.

Matthew Lambert

Matthew Lambert joined the Red Wing Republican Eagle in March 2018 covering school board, public safety, and writing features. Lambert previously wrote for the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal. He is a graduate of Winona State University with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication: Journalism. 

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