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Odin Firemen put out hot spots on a fire that destroyed a home in the Royal Lakes area of rural Odin Friday afternoon.

Rural Odin Home Destroyed By Fire

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

A small single story home in the Royal Lakes neighborhood south of Odin was destroyed by fire early Friday afternoon.  

Odin Fire Lieutenant Mike Dunbar says the fire was at 2055 Lindell Avenue, in a home used for storage by Angela Henson of South Brookside in Centralia.   "When we arrived, a single structure was fully involved.  Most of the structure was collapsed already.  We had reports of explosions, but we didn't have to deal with that when we got here.  That had ceased," said Dunbar.  He reports their main effort was to keep the fire from spreading beyond the house.  

Henson said she had planned to move her belongings in the house out on Saturday.   She lost a computer, stereo system, photos and other personal items.  Henson is mystified on what may have started the fire since there were no utilities to the home.  She reports the explosions were probably caused by some old ammunition in the residence.  

The State Fire Marshall's office was called in to investigate the cause of the fire.  

Salem and Sandoval Firemen provided mutual aide assistance.  Both brought tankers to the scene.   Dunbar says they had plenty of water to fight the fire.  

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