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Fire reignites, destroys Akeley home

Published 12/15/2010, Park Rapids Enterprise

The home of Stan and Lynn Batkiewicz on south Pleasant Avenue in Akeley was destroyed Saturday after the fire that began Friday afternoon restarted. Firefighters were called to the home at 2 p.m. Friday and again at 4:20 a.m. Saturday, battling the blaze in below zero temperatures and windy conditions, according to fire chief Lee Johnson. “The guys looked like popsicles,” he said. Suffering from smoke inhalation, Lynn Batkiewicz was taken to Fargo by Air Care and Stan Batkiewicz was taken to St. Joseph’s where he was treated and released, according to Johnson. Lynn Batkiewicz was expected to be released Monday. The Nevis Fire Department provided mutual aid.

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