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Wood stove stokes fire near Deer Creek

Investigators believe an external wood stove is to blame for a fire that burned part of a house near Deer Creek.

According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, a home on Minnesota Highway 210 belonging to Jose Garcia partially burned when the wood stove caught the side of the house on fire.

Garcia was taken to Tri-County Hospital in Wadena for evaluation for smoke inhalation.

The fire, on Friday, Dec. 2, was doused by firefighters from Deer Creek and Henning. It happened around 9 p.m.