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Alexandria house fire displaces family of two

ALEXANDRIA -- A Thursday morning house fire in Alexandria displaced two people, according to the American Red Cross. Hanson County Emergency Manager Kevin Kayser said the fire caused significant damage to the kitchen and porch area of a home on t...

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A Thursday morning house fire on the 500 Block of Fifth Street in Alexandria displaced two people. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)

ALEXANDRIA - A Thursday morning house fire in Alexandria displaced two people, according to the American Red Cross.

Hanson County Emergency Manager Kevin Kayser said the fire caused significant damage to the kitchen and porch area of a home on the 500 Block of Fifth Street in Alexandria.

"It's burned pretty bad," Kayser said Friday. "I'm not going to say it's a total loss, but there was extensive damage, both smoke and fire."

Kayser declined to release the name of the displaced family, but the Red Cross said volunteers are assisting the family by providing food, clothing, toiletry items and lodging for the two adults impacted by the fire.

According to the news release issued by the Red Cross, the structural damage caused by the fire caused the home to be uninhabitable.

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Kayser said he was joined by the Alexandria Fire Department and Hanson County Sheriff's Office at the scene of the fire Thursday, but Kayser said the cause had not been determined by the time he left the scene.

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