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FIrefighers work to extinguish a house fire at the southern edge of Wadena Saturday morning. Three residents and their pets escaped unharmed, but the Wadena fire chief Dean Uselman called the structure "a total loss."

Family survives Wadena house fire

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By Bryce Haugen / Wadena Pioneer Journal

ingle father and his two teenage children escaped a fire that destroyed their home along Highway 71 on the southern edge of Wadena Saturday morning.


Jim Carter, 36, said he discovered the blaze behind a wall in his kitchen shortly after waking up to a popping sound. After failing to put it out himself, he called 911 at about 9:30 a.m.

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