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Deck fire in Wahpeton spreads to house

Published 9:45am Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Updated 11:45am Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fire damaged a deck and house in Wahpeton Monday, according to a news release from the Richland County Sheriff’s Office.

Crews responded to a call on 78th Street Southeast of a deck on fire, which spread to the side and interior of the house when they arrived. Firefighters extinguished the blaze from inside and outside the house.

The fire started from a fire pit on a deck on the south side of the house that was used the night before. Embers rekindled with increasing winds.

Abercrombie, Breckenridge and Wahpeton fire departments, Wahpeton and Breckenridge Ambulance assisted.


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