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Published November 23, 2012, 02:19 PM

Man rescued from burning home in Arthur

ARTHUR, N.D. (AP) — Residents who noticed a house burning in Arthur rescued a 20-year-old man from the home before it was heavily damaged in a fire.

ARTHUR, N.D. (AP) — Residents who noticed a house burning in Arthur rescued a 20-year-old man from the home before it was heavily damaged in a fire.

Arthur Volunteer Fire Department Chief Casey Zieske tells The Forum that the witnesses went into the house Thursday afternoon before authorities arrived and rescued the man, who was asleep on the couch. He was not injured.

The man is the son of the house's owner, who was not home at the time.

Zieske says the house is "pretty much gone" and was heavily damaged. The detached garage was untouched.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but it appears to have started in the basement.

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