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Woodbury firefighters battled a structure fire early Thursday in the 10000 block of Powers Lake Point. (Submitted photo courtesy of Woodbury Public Safety Department)

Overnight fire destroys Woodbury home

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A Woodbury family escaped their burning home in their bare feet early Thursday, just before flames destroyed the residence.

Karen Miller, who owns the home at 10176 Powers Lake Pointe with her husband Steve, said they and their 16-year-old son were awakened by the smell of fire around 1:30 a.m.


Hours later, Miller surveyed the charred remains of the two-story home and three burned-out vehicles destroyed in the fire that also claimed the family’s cat.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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