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By Andi Bourne

Firefighters Response Saves Structures Over the Holidays


SEELEY LAKE – Since Thanksgiving, the Seeley Lake Volunteer Fire Department has responded to four house fires. While one was a false alarm, the other three structures were saved despite subzero temperatures and limited access. One family safely evacuated their home because they were alerted by a smoke alarm.

On Nov. 25 at 11:46 a.m., four volunteer firefighters and Seeley Lake Fire Chief Bob Vanden Heuvel responded to a chimney fire on Enchanted Forest Drive near Placid Lake. Vanden Heuvel said there was a "roaring fire up in the chimney. The creosote had caught fire and it was just abou...

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