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A MeritCare LifeFlight helicopter takes off with burn victim Mike Trapp on Wednesday from Highway 75 just north of Georgetown. (Michael Vosburg/The Forum)

Georgetown man 'wrestled' from fire

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GEORGETOWN, Minn., - A man is hospitalized in serious condition with severe burns after twice being pulled from his home here while trying to battle a fire Wednesday.

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Mike Trapp was filling a kerosene heater around 2 p.m. when it spilled and a fire started at 604 Highway 75 N.

The 49-year-old tried to put the fire out with a garden hose when Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist arrived.

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