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Firefighters work through flooding rain in Brainerd

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BRAINERD (WRCB) - The homeowner on St. Marks Ave. was at home when she heard what sounded like "pops" coming from outside.

Her son, Mark, tells Channel 3 Eyewitness News that his 76-year-old mother went across the street when she saw flames coming from her attack. Fire crews arrived shortly after.

According to Mark, the fire may have been caused by an electrical meter problem. He does not know if his mother has home insurance. He says his family now has to deal with this home fire as well as the death of his brother two weeks ago, Monday. 

The East Ridge Fire/Rescue arrived on the scene in four minutes to find a fire in the carport area that had extended up into the attic. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire preventing it's from spreading to the remainder of the home, according to a news release from Channel 3 Eyewitness News. 

It has been determined that an electrical short caused the fire. Damage is estimated at $8,000.

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