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UPDATE: Fire destroys Morris home

Firefighters worked to contain a fire at the James and Tari Morales home on 462nd Avenue in Morris on Sunday.
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Morris Sun Tribune
UPDATE: Fire destroys Morris home
Morris Minnesota 607 Pacific Avenue 56267

A late Sunday afternoon fire destroyed a Morris home.

Morris and Hancock firefighters responded to the blaze at the James and Tari Morales at 462nd Avenue at about 4 p.m. Sunday.

The family escaped the home but the fire destroyed the garage. The roof also caught fire, the interior of the home and many belongings sustained water damage and a vehicle in the garage also burned, said Morris Fire Chief Doug Storck.

A state fire marshal inspected the home Monday and determined that the fire was accidental and originated in a garbage can in the garage. The estimated value of the loss is more than $400,000, Storck said.

Firefighters were at the home for about four hours and were assisted by the Morris Police Department, the Stevens County Sheriff's Office and the county's Ambulance Service.

Morris Sun Tribune Staff