Home in downtown Park Rapids heavily damaged in Wednesday fire
A downtown Park Rapids home sustained heavy smoke and fire damage Wednesday afternoon in a blaze that snarled downtown traffic and brought many onlookers to the scene.
The homeowner, Karen Karl, said she had walked from the house at 211 Pleasant Avenue to the downtown area to run an errand shortly after 4 p.m.
"I wasn't even gone a half hour," she said. The main floor of her home was in flames.
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