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Family escapes fire in Perham

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A family of five escaped safely from a smoke-filled top floor apartment in Perham early Saturday, Sept. 13.

Perham police and firefighters rushed to the scene at about 6:30 a.m.

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"They came within a few minutes of not being able to get out of the building," said Perham Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tracy Schmidt.

The family reportedly crawled beneath the smoke to reach the door.

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