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Victims of Brainerd house fire forced to jump from second story, airlifted to Twin Cities

Two people jumped out of a burning house in north Brainerd during the early hours Sunday, May 27, whereupon they were transported from the scene via North Memorial Ambulance and airlifted to the Twin Cities.

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The Brainerd Fire Department responded to a structure fire just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning on the 600 block of Ninth Street in north Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
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Two people jumped out of a burning house in north Brainerd during the early hours Sunday, May 27, whereupon they were transported from the scene via North Memorial Ambulance and airlifted to the Twin Cities.

According to a news release, the Brainerd Fire Department received a report at 2:27 a.m. of a porch fire at a property on the 600 block of Ninth Street. At 2:28 a.m. the porch fire was upgraded to a full-blown structure fire, with at least two people trapped inside the house.

Officers of the Brainerd Police Department arrived within minutes of the call and reported that two occupants jumped from the second story and were being transported by ambulance, then airlifted to facilities in the Twin Cities. Their condition is unknown at this time.

Firefighters arrived on scene and worked to extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading to other houses. The fire was controlled and work was done to douse any flames within the structure.

According to the State Fire Marshal's Office, the fire appears to have started in the front porch and quickly spread through the house. At of Sunday evening, the cause is undetermined, but the fire is not considered suspicious.

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Members of the Crosby and Nisswa fire departments also assisted at the scene.

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