Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- A fire in rural southeast Rochester torched a shed Tuesday night. 

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A Rochester Fire Department news release indicates crews responded to a residence in the 6500 block of 40th St. Southeast around 11:30 p.m. The 911 caller reported coming home from dinner at a neighbor’s house to find his woodshed that housed a home wood burner and a large amount of firewood had started on fire. 

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Responding firefighters deployed foam and called in water tankers to fight the blaze. The news release says firefighters prevented the flames from spreading to nearby buildings. 

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No injuries were reported. Firefighters remained at the scene for over an hour to confirm the fire was out. 

The shed and burner inside were considered a total loss. The damage estimate ranges between $25,000 and $30,000.

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