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Willmar firefighters respond Tuesday to a fire at 501 25th Street Southeast in Willmar. When the alarm went out, a firefighter who lives near the home went directly to the house and safely removed a woman from the home, according to Willmar Fire Department Assistant Chief Jeff Gilbertson. There were no injuries reported but the home was extensively damaged, Gilbertson said. At least five fire engines responded to the scene. Also responding was the Willmar Police Department and Willmar Ambulance. No furth...

Firefighter saves woman from burning home in Willmar, Minn.

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WILLMAR - The fast actions of a Willmar firefighter are being credited for getting a woman safely out of burning home Tuesday night.

Willmar Fire Chief Marv Calvin said the unidentified woman "could've easily succumbed to the fire" if Craig Baker, a lieutenant with the Willmar Fire Department, hadn't arrived on the scene when he did.


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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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