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Fire destroys twin home unit in Woodbury

A twin-home unit on Kingsfield Lane was destroyed by fire Saturday in Woodbury. Submitted photo by Dave Pinska1 / 5
Firefighters worked into the evening hours putting out hot spots on a fire that destroyed two homes and damaged a third on Kingsfield Lane in Woodbury. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker2 / 5
A Woodbury firefighter works atop an aerial truck's bucket Saturday during a house fire on Kingsfield Lane. Photo courtesy of Sandra Wahlquist3 / 5
Flames raced through a home on Kingsfield Lane Saturday in Woodbury. Photo courtesy of Sandra Wahlquist4 / 5
A fire Saturday on Kingsfield Lane drew onlookers from around the east Woodbury neighborhood. Photo courtesy of Sandra Wahlquist5 / 5

A fast-moving fire destroyed a twin home Saturday afternoon in Woodbury.

No residents were injured in the fire, which started at 10605 Kingsfield Lane. The blaze spread to the adjoining unit, 10607 Kingsfield Lane.

Heat from the fire, which was reported at 4:26 p.m., melted the siding on a neighboring house to the south and caused a small grass fire to the east of the twin homes.

Residents of 10605 Kingsfield Lane escaped safely. Residents at the adjoining home were not home at the time.

According to Woodbury Public Safety, the fire was caused by a charger for a scooter in the garage at 10605 Kingsfield Lane.

Crews from Cottage Grove, Lake Elmo, Oakdale and Lower St. Croix Valley assisted in fighting the fire. Firefighters remained on the scene at 6:30 p.m.

Neighbor Dave Pinska said he and his wife returned home around 4:15 p.m. and saw the fire, which had already engulfed the originating residence.

"It spread really quickly," he said.

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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