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Renters out in the cold after fire in DL

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A house fire at 1235 East Shore Drive in Detroit Lakes Tuesday left a local couple temporarily homeless.

Detroit Lakes Fire Chief Jeff Swanson said that the fire began in a fireplace in the home and spread from there.


One of the residents, Eric Stelzer, said that he and his girlfriend, Alexa McKenzie, started a fire in the fireplace earlier in the day.

More logs were added later, he added.

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