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Firefighters gathered outside a Quarry Ridge Lane townhome after being called there for smoke coming from a garage. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker

UPDATE: Woodbury townhouse fire caused by hot laptop, firefighters say

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Firefighters said a hot laptop computer was to blame for townhouse fire that left the residence unlivable.

Woodbury crews were called at 2:16 p.m. to 8655 Quarry Ridge Lane Unit A for a structure fire. Fire Cmdr. John Wallgren said the fire was roaring by the time crews arrived.


"Everything was going in the first floor," he said.

The blaze, which started on a couch in the two-story townhome, caused "significant damage" to the home, Wallgren said.

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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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