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Smoke was thick in this mobile home fire Thursday north of Izzo’s. The blaze totally destroyed the home, left four cats and two dogs dead and left a young family homeless and without possessions. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

UPDATE: Fire destroys mobile home

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A wood burning stove is believed to be responsible for a fire that destroyed a mobile home and killed several pets Thursday a few miles west of Detroit Lakes.


A young couple, Kyler Groft and Courtney Goettel, lived in the home, along with a child, Goettel said in an email.

The home is owned by a relative who works as a long-haul trucker and stayed there occasionally, according to Becker County Sheriff’s Sgt. Shane Richard.

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