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Family escapes Hubbard County fire by climbing out window

A Hubbard County family had to climb through a bedroom window of their mobile home early Tuesday morning to escape a fire. 

The fire, on U.S. Highway 71, rekindled about 9 a.m., when Park Rapids firefighters called for more manpower and water from Menahga.

 “It’s a total loss,” Park Rapids Fire Chief Donn Hoffman said of the mobile home.

The family was not injured during their escape.

The fire was on the Hubbard/Wadena county line. It started sometime after 6 a.m.

  Hoffman said he would provide updated news after he visited the structure Wednesday.

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