LITCHFIELD TOWNSHIP -- Two people were able to escape unhurt after a chimney fire destroyed a Meeker County home early Tuesday morning.

Sheriff's deputies and fire crews from Litchfield and Grove City were called to the scene just after 3:00 a.m.

The The home is located along 226th Street in Litchfield Township.

Authorities say the owner of the home, 59-year-old Kevin Gloege of rural Ortonville, and 56-year-old Lori Jagodzinski of Crystal were able to escape the blaze.

The house is considered a total loss and damage is estimated at $100,000.

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