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Forum staff reports, Published December 10 2012

Fire destroys home near Great Bend, N.D.

GREAT BEND, N.D. – Fire destroyed a home near here on Sunday afternoon, the Richland County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The house owned by Les Bergstrom at 17170 89th St. S.E. was engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived.

Bergstrom’s daughter and stepdaughter were in the home when the fire started, and they called 911 as they left the home, the sheriff’s office stated in a news release. No injuries were reported.

The house was a total loss. A car next to the house also was damaged, the release stated.

The Great Bend Fire Department is investigating the cause of the fire, which was reported at about 1 p.m. Firefighters from Fairmount, Hankinson and Mooreton also responded to the blaze.