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Fire in Blueberry Township drives occupants out

A house fire in Blueberry Township on Thursday, Feb. 24 led to two people being treated for smoke inhalation.

Around 5:30 p.m., the Wadena County Sheriff's Office, Menahga Fire Department and first responders, Menahga Police Department, Minnesota DNR and Tri-County Ambulance responded to the report of a structure fire. The home was fully engulfed in fire when they arrived.

Mark Stomberg, 58, and Sharon Stomberg, 61, were both treated for smoke inhalation and went to the hospital via private vehicle, the sheriff's office reported. The cause of the fire is believed to be from a malfunctioning propane torch which erupted and caused fire to spread to the rest of the house.