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Grand Forks couple homeless after fire

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A husband and wife are homeless after a fire that apparently started with an attempt to thaw frozen water pipes with a blowtorch, authorities say.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A husband and wife are homeless after a fire that apparently started with an attempt to thaw frozen water pipes with a blowtorch, authorities say.

The mobile home of Emil and Darlyne Sommerfeld was destroyed by fire Tuesday morning. The couple - originally from the eastern North Dakota town of Michigan - were not hurt.

Grand Forks Battalion Chief Rick Coulter said the fire was concentrated at the back of the home.

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