Family of four escapes house fire

A fire Friday night, Nov. 29, destroyed a house south of Brainerd and displaced a family of four. Brainerd firefighters were called around 11 p.m. the home on Travis Trail off of Highway 371.

Nisswa and Little Falls firefighters were called in to assist. More than 40 firefighters battled the blaze for 2 1/2 hours but could not save the house. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The family of four was able to escape the house without any injuries and are now being helped by the American Red Cross.