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Fire Leaves Lincoln Family Without a Home

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A Lincoln family is lucky to be alive tonight after their house was completely destroyed by a fire. 

The Bismarck Rural Fire Department tells says crews responded to the call a little after 1 p.m. A family of three was inside the house when the fire started, but they were able to escape before anyone was injured.

The fire department believes it started in the garage or back deck and spread. It took 15 to 20 crew members to get the blaze under control. And neighbors say they're surprised more houses weren't damaged with how fast the fire grew. 

"It takes just minutes for a home to burn. They are all stick built, and some of them could go up really fast. They are close enough to each other where one could catch another on fire especially in a wind that we're having today," says Lincoln resident Daniel Raywalt. 

"The wind was a factor in how fast the structure burned. We were able to contain the fire to the original structure and there was some damage to the house that was on the north side to the siding, but no damage inside the structure," says Bismarck Rural Fire Dept. Chief Al Klein. 

The cause of the fire is unknown, and an investigation will be conducted when possible.

 

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