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Watertown Fire Rescue had a busy night Monday responding to three different fire related calls.   

The first call of a structure fire came in at 10:20 pm at 909 12th Avenue NW.  According to Firefighters, when they arrived on-scene of the mobile home fire they could see fire coming from the windows and doors. Firefighters were able to get control of the fire in about 30 minutes, but not before the home and possessions were destroyed. 

According to Firefighters, the cause remains under investigation but it is believed that portable heating may be the cause.  Watertown Fire Rescue was assisted on scene by Watertown Police, Red Cross, Emergency Management and WFR Fire Chaplin.  No injuries were reported and crews were on-scene for about 3.5 hours.

Then, at 1:25 AM while crews were still at the house fire, a call came in for flames coming from the top of the Terex building at 3104 15th Ave SE.  One engine crew from the house fire broke away and two more trucks from the fire station responded.  Crews investigated the fire and found that Terex had removed the filters off a heating unit because they were freezing up.  With the filters off, you could see into heat unit and see the flame.  This is normal for the furnace and according to firefighters, no action was needed to put it out.

At 1;50am, Firefighters received a report of fire alarms going off inside the tower apartment at 17 1st Street SW. Crews responded from Terex.  Upon arriving on-scene firefighters were not able to locate any alarms and no problems showed up on the alarm panel.  Firefighters were able to clear the building and were able to return to the station at that time.