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A home on Peysenske Lake was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Fire consumes Hubbard County home

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Bemidji Pioneer
Fire consumes Hubbard County home
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

Platoons of firefighters and trucks battled a Peysenske Lake blaze in sub-zero conditions early Wednesday morning.

The home, at the intersection of Evening Drive and Evening Lane in south central Hubbard County, was a total loss.

"Everybody got out safely," said Hubbard County Sgt. Shane Plautz. "They even got the pets out."

The call at the Brian Halik home came in around 12:25 a.m. as a chimney fire, said Hubbard County Chief Dep. Scott Parks. By the time firefighters arrived on the scene, the house was engulfed.

The fire presented logistical problems for Park Rapids and Nevis firefighters, who had to back trucks down an icy, narrow trial to get to the home.

Trucks had to wait up on the Evening Trail because there was no room for them all to get to the scene.

Pioneer staff reports
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