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Early morning fire causes extensive damage to Park Rapids home

Smoke pours out of the front door of a home at 806 South St. in Park Rapids. An early morning fire caused extensive damage to the home's interior. (Sarah Smith/Enterprise)1 / 2
Homeowner Reenie Hensel uses her cell phone to call friends and relatives after arriving at the scene of a house fire. Her home was extensively damaged. State Patrol officer Dion Pederson speaks to her. (Sarah Smith/Enterprise)2 / 2

Ginny Christianson was on her way to work early Tuesday when she passed by her neighbor's house. She smelled a strong odor of burning wood.

Trouble was, Reenie Hensel didn't have a wood stove.

"I panicked," Ginny said. "I drove all the way to Terry's house to dial 911." Terry Collette, Ginny's co-worker, lives downtown in Park Rapids.

Reenie's home was on fire.

Within minutes fire crews were on the scene. Smoke was billowing out the roof.

The fire caused extensive damage to the home on 806 South St. in Park Rapids.

For more on the story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Enterprise.