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Man seriously burned, children injured in Naytahwaush fire

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One man was airlifted after a house fire Tuesday morning in rural Mahnomen County.

The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office received several 911 calls Tuesday at about 10:55 a.m. reporting a house fire in Naytahwaush.

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Wallie Joseph Lang-Burnette, 29, was seriously burned and air lifted directly to Regions Hospital Burn Unit in St. Paul. Other victims, including a 19-month-old infant and 3-year-old child, were treated for smoke inhalation. The infant was also treated for burns. Two adult neighbors were treated for smoke inhalation.

The condition of Lang-Burnette and the infant are unknown at this time.

According to a press release from Mahnomen County Sheriff Doug Krier, the responding State Fire Marshal indicated the fire started in the basement of the home.

The home, owned by the White Earth Housing Authority, sustained extensive damage. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Assisting the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office were the Twin Lakes Fire Department, Mahnomen Fire Department, Waubun Fire Department, White Earth DNR Forestry, Twin Lakes Ambulance, White Earth Ambulance, Mahnomen Ambulance, White Earth Police Department and the State Fire Marshal.

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