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Lidgerwood man breaks through window, escapes burning home

LIDGERWOOD, N.D. - A 52-year-old Lidgerwood, N.D., man broke his bedroom window and climbed through to escape an early morning fire in his home, authorities say.

LIDGERWOOD, N.D. - A 52-year-old Lidgerwood, N.D., man broke his bedroom window and climbed through to escape an early morning fire in his home, authorities say.

A wood stove was the apparent cause of a mobile home fire that seriously injured Ken Bohnenstingl.

A neighbor reported the fire at the residence about two miles north and six miles west of Lidgerwood at 1 a.m., said Brett Lambrecht, Richland County emergency manager.

Bohnenstingl sustained burns, as well as cuts from the window glass when he fled his house, Lambrecht said.

Bohnenstingl was taken by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, Minn., and later flown by jet from Wahpeton to a Twin Cities burn center, Lambrecht said. Officials wanted to use LifeFlight helicopter from MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, but the weather wouldn't allow it, he said.

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The mobile home was a total loss. A preliminary investigation points to a wood stove as the cause of the fire, Lambrecht said.

The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and the Herald are Forum Communications Co. newspapers.

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