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Ruth Boldan and her two grandchildren were able to flee safely from her burning house in Motley, Minn., thanks to the help of a Bemidji couple who called 911. Submitted Photo

Bemidji couple helps family escape house fire

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Ruth Boldan, 86, a retired teacher from Brainerd, was in the basement of her Leader, Minn., house about 8:30 Saturday night when her granddaughter, Kelsie Weite, said she heard something crackling.

When Weite walked outside, she saw flames shooting out from the roof, so she ran back in to tell her brother, Logan, and her grandmother.

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