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Small Fire Damages Marie Osmond's Home

   |  Posted Aug 5th, 2005 @ 9:59pm


OREM, Utah (AP) -- A fire Friday night at the home of entertainer Marie Osmond destroyed a garage and her office above it, her husband said.

There were no injuries, and Brian Blosil said they were able to save treasured family possessions.

"We were very blessed," he told a local television station.

The fire started about 6:30 p.m. MDT in the garage. He was napping with one of the couple's eight children upstairs when he heard other children screaming about a fire.

"I ran though the house, got all my kids," he told the television station. Other neighbors were already at the home helping pull down pictures and closing doors.

The fire had collapsed the garage door by the time firefighters arrived, Orem Fire Capt. Dave Thomas told The Associated Press.

Flames were shooting out the front of the garage, up a wall and through a broken window into Osmond's office. The fire had earlier blown that window out, Thomas said.

The fire was contained to the garage and office, and was under control in about five minutes, he said.

Damage was estimated "between $25,000 to $50,000 damage, or easily more," Thomas said.

A family cat was missing, but Blosil believed it was hiding in the basement.

Marie Osmond was giving a speech in Southern California Friday night, but Blosil said they spoke several times after the fire was put out.

"She's very grateful all is well," he said.

Fire officials were investigating the cause of the fire.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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