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Forum staff reports , Published March 22 2014

Two children flee house fire south of Wahpeton

FAIRMOUNT, N.D. - Two children escaped a house fire late Thursday in Fairmount, the Richland County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.

The blaze was reported about 10:45 p.m. at 107 Second St. S., and firefighters found smoke coming from an electrical box in the basement, the release said.

The children, ages 13 and 7, were able to exit the home on their own, and they were not hurt, the release said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The town of Fairmount is about 15 miles south of Wahpeton.