A Jamestown Rural Fire Department firefighter tries to put out the fire that destroyed a rural Eldridge, N.D., home Saturday. (Larry Phillips / Special to The Sun)

Home destroyed: Fire that began in wood-burning stove totals rural home


A fire that started in a wood-burning stove destroyed a rural Eldridge, N.D., home Saturday.

The call came in about 3:50 a.m., said Fire Chief Rick Woehl, of the Jamestown Rural Fire Department.

When firefighters arrived on scene, about 2 1/2 miles south of Eldridge, there were flames visible through the house’s roof, Woehl said.

The blaze kept the Jamestown Rural Fire Department on scene until about 3 p.m., with seven firefighters and 14 fire trucks, Woehl said.

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Charly Haley
Charly Haley covers city government for the Grand Forks Herald. As night reporter, she also has many general assignments. Haley is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, and her hometown is Sartell, Minn. Read more of her reporting about the city of Grand Forks at
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