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A town of River Falls shed near a two-car garage caught fire Tuesday night, Oct. 22, just before 10 p.m.

The River Falls Fire Department was sent to the property of Dave Kusilek, 1075th 690thAve., just east of County Road E.

Prescott’s fire department was called for mutual aid to provide extra water. That call was soon canceled.

Fire Chief Scott Nelson said the blaze appeared to have started around an outdoor wood boiler.

The fire was put out in an hour, though firefighters stayed to clean up and douse hot spots for about two hours.

The shed, described as a 24 by 28 foot structure, was badly burned on the south end. No damage estimate was available.

“Care must be taken when firing up wood-burning appliances, especially for the first time each season,” Nelson said.

Almost two weeks ago River Falls firefighters were called to another shed fire at night in the town of Troy on Swedish Mission Road. The fire was extinguished but the shed was a total loss.