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Quarter-million dollar cabin in St. Louis County burns down

The fire was reported early Monday morning.

Fire investigators are looking into the cause of a fire that burned down a cabin northeast Minnesota early Monday morning. 

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Department issued a release saying a fire at 3315 North Alden Lake Road in North Star Township was reported around 5 a.m., and on arrival the cabin was fully engulfed in flames. 

Described as a 42-foot by 24-foot cabin, the structure was a total loss with an estimated value of $240,000. 

Fortunately, nobody was inside the cabin at the time of the fire and the owner, who was out of town, was contacted by deputies. 

The State Fire Marshal is investigating. 

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The location of the fire was on the north side of Alden Lake, about 25 miles north of Duluth. 

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