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Wood burning fireplace appears to be culprit of South Long Lake home fire


A house fire Sunday on South Long Lake appeared to have been started by a wood burning fireplace, Brainerd Fire Chief Kevin Stunek said.

Stunek said the walk-out home at 7862 Lakeview Drive, owned by Scott McInnes, owner of Shipwreck Boat Works of Princeton, was fully engulfed on the lake side of the house and was full of heavy smoke when firefighters arrived at the scene. About 27 firefighters responded to the call, reported at 11:22 a.m. by a passerby.

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