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Monday night fire destroys Farmington home

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A late night fire Monday destroyed a Farmington house and left the owner and his new roommate without a place to live.

Farmington fire marshal John Powers is still investigating the cause of the blaze, which started outside the home at 18524 Dunbury Knoll just before 11:30 p.m. Monday. The home's owner, Jaysen T. Smith, told Powers he was in his bedroom when he heard something outside.


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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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