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Moorhead High School students alert homeowner to fire

From left, Kathy Steinkuehler, Zach Mithun and Andrew Nord watch Moorhead firefighters work on Steinkuehler's house Wednesday on Village Green Drive in Moorhead. The Moorhead High School seniors saw grass in the yard on fire when they were driving by and stopped to alert Steinkuehler. (Carrie Snyder/The Forum)

MOORHEAD - Moorhead High School seniors Zach Mithun and Andrew Nord were driving back to school after lunch Wednesday afternoon when they noticed grass on fire in the yard at 3006 Village Green Drive.

When they took a closer look, they saw the corner of the house was also smoldering.

Mithun and Nord knocked on the door, waking up homeowner Kathy Steinkuehler from her nap.

Steinkuehler said she is grateful for the boys and their prompt response. She said she would not otherwise have been aware of the fire.

Firefighters examined the yard and home, but the cause of the fire is still unknown.

The damage was contained to the corner of the house.