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Firefighters rescue woman from smoke-filled apartment


Brainerd firefighters rescued a woman from a smoke-filled apartment Wednesday night.

Firefighters responded at 6:36 p.m. Wednesday to the apartment at 717 Ivy St. after receiving a report of smoke in the complex.

Brainerd Fire Chief Kevin Stunek said firefighters with air packs needed to breach the apartment door to get inside and found the woman unconscious and her apartment filled with smoke.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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