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Decorah firefighters battle Tuesday afternoon blaze

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Decorah and Calmar firefighters battled a blaze Tuesday afternoon in the 500 block of John St. in Decorah.

According to Facebook posts from both the Decorah Fire Department and Decorah Police Department, the call came in at about 3:40 p.m.

They say the fire started in the homes upper levels, where the most damage was sustained.

The rest of the house sustained heavy smoke and fire damage.

It was the also the first time the Decorah Fire Department was able to use their drone for a structure fire.

They say it helped them find hot spots, monitor the temperature of the fire coming through the roof, and account for the safety of their people on the ground.

No word yet on what caused the fire.

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