Firefighters battle Baxter house fire in brutal cold
Firefighters from three departments battled a garage/house fire Wednesday overnight on Welton Road in Baxter in arctic temperatures — with wind chills of 33 below zero.
The two-story garage which was attached to a tri-level home was totally engulfed in smoke and flames when firefighters arrived, Brainerd Fire Chief Kevin Stunek said. The fire was making its way into the home, but firefighters were able to salvage some of the home from being completely destroyed.
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