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Fire destroys rural Harwood, N.D. home

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HARWOOD, N.D. - A fire of undetermined cause destroyed a rural home early today, but the owner was able to escape safely thanks to a smoke detector.


Chris Gourde was awakened at about 1:30 a.m. when his smoke alarm sounded. He escaped with a sweat shirt and pants.

"I was able to grab that and run out and that was about all I got," he said.

The house, all its con-tents and two pet dogs were lost in the fire, Gourd added.

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