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Family of 11 is homeless after fire at their rural residence


HANLEY FALLS -- A family of 11 is without a home and their possessions after fire raged through their rural farmhouse around 2:39 a.m. Wednesday west of Hanley Falls.

Chai Vue, his wife Shoua Kong, a grandmother and eight children, ages infant to 14, safely fled the fire. Only a pile of debris in the basement foundation of the home remains, according to Richard Hagen, Hanley Falls volunteer firefighter and mayor.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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