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A night of celebration turned tragic for a board member of the Southern Stone County Fire Protection District last weekend.

As the district was having their annual banquet at Chateu on the Lake Saturday (03-15-14) night an "all call" was dispatched to a fire off of Y Highway in Galena.

"One of our Board members asked where everyone was going," said public information officer Eric Nielsen. "After giving him the address, he thought it was a prank...It was not."

Jerry and Ruth Hageman's home was destroyed in the blaze.  Their were no injuries and all the couples pets were safely recovered.