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Air Care spots house fire near Shellsburg

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LINN COUNTY (KWWL) -

An Air Care helicopter is being credited with alerting authorities to a house fire near Shellsburg on Thursday morning.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office say Air Care was in flight at around 4:40 a.m. Thursday when they spotted a house fire close to Shellsburg.

Shellsburg Fire responded to the home at 3346 Strawn Road, but determined the home was located in rural Linn County.  Palo Fire, Linn County deputies and Linn County Rescue were then dispatched to assist.

The home, which has been abandoned for years, is considered a total loss.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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