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Fire destroys home in rural Wadena County

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A Wadena County family of five narrowly escaped its burning house in a Saturday morning fire.

The fire at a home in Orton Township was reported to Wadena County sheriff's deputies at 9:16 a.m., Investigator Amy Ament stated in a Monday news release.

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Ament said the family's children woke up their parents to inform them of the blaze, and the family left the house by jumping out of a window on the second floor.

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