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Karl Hamblin's vehicle went up in flames Monday noon when the portable heater he was using to warm it up caught fire. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Car fire destroys Park Rapids man's transportation

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Car fire destroys Park Rapids man's transportation
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

PARK RAPIDS -- A Park Rapids man's wheels went up in flames Monday noon when the portable heater he was using to warm the car ignited it instead.

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"It's been pretty cold and it hasn't started for a couple days," Karl Hamblin said. "The heater must have caught fire."

Hamblin's car was a total loss, but the fire was extinguished within seconds by Park Rapids firefighters. Hamblin lives off 190th Street northwest of Park Rapids. His car was parked near his garage.

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