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Mother and daughter escape fire south of Wadena

A woman was taken to the hospital for burns to her hands and feet, but her daughter was unharmed, after both escaped a mobile home fire Wednesday afternoon.

Sheriff Mike Carr said Thursday that the Wadena County Sheriff's Office responded Wednesday 4:33 p.m. to a mobile home structure fire at Pine View Acres south of Wadena. Upon arrival at the scene, a 21-year-old female and her 6-year-old daughter were able to escape from the trailer house and take refuge at a neighbor's residence.

The adult female sustained burns to her hands and feet extremities and was transported by ambulance to Tri-County Hospital. The 6-year-old daughter was uninjured.

Wadena Fire Department was able to quickly contain the fire.

The fire is believed to have started in a bedroom area and is currently under investigation by the Wadena County Sheriff's Office and Wadena Fire Department.

Assisting at the scene was the Wadena Police Department, Verndale Police Department and Tri-County Ambulance.