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Neighbor alerts residents to house fire

Upon arrival, fire crews found flames and smoke coming out the windows.

A home with fire damage
A home on the 200 block of North 10th Street in Brainerd, seen Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, sustained heavy smoke damage in an early morning residential fire Wednesday.
Tim Speier / Brainerd Dispatch
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BRAINERD — The Brainerd Fire Department responded to an early morning residential fire at 6:55 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, on the 200 block of North 10th Street.

Brainerd Deputy Fire Chief Dave Cox said crews were called out to a report of smoke coming out of the attic. Upon arrival, fire crews found flames and smoke coming out the windows.

The four residents, plus a cat and a guinea pig, made it safely out of the home after being alerted to the fire by a neighbor.

A home with fire damage
Fire damage around windows is seen Thursday, Aug. 12, 2022, on a home on the 200 block of North 10th Street in Brainerd. Neighbors alerted residents to the fire early Wednesday morning.
Tim Speier / Brainerd Dispatch

Brainerd Fire Department had three trucks and 12 firefighters on scene for about three hours.

The residence sustained heavy smoke damage throughout. The residents were displaced but did not require assistance from the fire department.

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The fire is being investigated by the State Fire Marshal's office. Assisting on the scene was the Brainerd Police Department.

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The Dispatch publishes records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record.
The Dispatch publishes records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record.
The Dispatch publishes records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record.

Tim Speier joined the Brainerd Dispatch in October 2021, covering Public Safety.
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