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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)

Fire causes extensive damage

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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. It was just after 6 a.m. Reenie's home was on fire.


"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.

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