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Bemidji volunteer firefighter Terry Munter was first on the scene of a house fire at 4940 Sherman Ave. N.E. Tuesday afternoon. He helped hold a hose until more help arrived; then, he changed into his firefighting gear. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Flames destroy home near Mississippi River

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Jennifer Lintelmann had just started a fire in her home fireplace Tuesday afternoon when a few minutes later, after walking away, she smelled smoke. After inspecting the fireplace, she realized it was not coming from inside her house.


She and her daughter stepped outside and saw black smoke rising above the treetops across the street. When they heard sirens and saw a police car drive by, they realized their next-door neighbor's house was on fire.

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