Kimball Woman Escapes House Fire with Minor Injuries

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A Kimball woman escaped a house fire Saturday morning with minor injuries.

At just after 9:30am, Stearns County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a house fire at 31 Elm Street South in Kimball.

A neighbor called 911 and said the only occupant was out of the home.

The homeowner, 73-year-old Judy Anderson, received minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

Anderson told officers she was using a cigarette lighter to burn a wood tick wrapped in a napkin and some nearby paper started on fire.

Kimball Fire Department extinguished the fire.

The home suffered extensive smoke and fire damage.

Photo: Stearns Co Sheriff’s Office

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