- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

GILBY, N.D. (AP) - A 45-year-old woman in northeast North Dakota has been transported to a burn unit following an early morning house fire.

Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Lt. B.J. Maxson says authorities were called to the home of Tom and Robyn Brusegaard around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday. Maxson says officers could see the fire from several miles away.

Maxson says they believe lit candles in a bedroom started a piece of cardboard on fire, which then spread. Tom Brusegaard pulled his wife out of bed and went outside along with their two children.

Robyn Brusegaard was transported to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks and later taken by helicopter to a burn unit.

The children were not hurt. Tom Brusegaard suffered a cut to his arm.

Maxson says the home is a total loss.

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