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Capt. Pat Swaggert had no idea that the soot-covered woman his crew carried out of a burning Minneapolis house in March was his northern neighbor.


Swaggert, a 34-year veteran of the Minneapolis Fire Department, makes it a habit to call wife Lynn to let her know he's OK after every fire his crew has responded to.

In March she happened to be at the couple's resort, Camper's Paradise on Lake Belle Taine, not at the New Prague school where she works.

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