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Judy and Don Dalski's home had some damage, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The home likely would have been destroyed in the Green Valley fire if the plane had come just two minutes later to drop water, extinguishing the fire on the wood-shingled roof. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Some in fire’s path luckier than others

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PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- Contractors arriving to repair fire damage on Judy and Don Dalski’s log home on County Road 111 near Menahga on Wednesday estimate the structure would have been destroyed if the plane dropping water on the wood-shingled roof had come just two minutes later.

Their gazebo was a loss, along with a sauna and hot tub inside, and a tree was taken down, due to live embers.

But the home that Judy designed and Don built is intact.

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