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Space heater causes Frazee house fire

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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

FRAZEE, Minn. – Blankets too close to a space heater started a house fire here Saturday night.

Fire crews from Perham, Vergas and Frazee responded to a house fire around 10:30 p.m at 51249 428th Ave. here. Saturday, after a resident awoke to find blankets near an infrared space heater had burst into flames, according to a press release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. The resident was able to exit the home safely.

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Crews extinguished the blaze, but the home sustained heavy fire damage in the lower level and smoke damage throughout. There was no evidence of foul play, the release said.

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