Brainerd family loses home to fire
A house destroyed by fire early Thursday morning south of Brainerd was consumed by 10- to 12-foot flames and heavy smoke when firefighters arrived, fire officials reported.
Brainerd firefighter Matt Cordes, who was one of the first firefighters on scene, said flames and smoke were coming from the back side of the house located at 6749 Wetherbee Road.
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