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Tom Johnson of Bemidji rescued Cathy Kinnaman from her burning home Sunday afternoon. Kinnaman was able to call her son's dog, Bricks, out of the house, but a little terrier, Radar, ran inside and died. Submitted photo

Fire rescue: Bemidji man saves woman from burning house

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Two minutes - that's the margin Bemidji emergency medical technician and former firefighter Tom Johnson estimates between the life and death of a Leader, Minn., woman.


Early Sunday afternoon, Johnson was riding his Harley-Davidson Electra Glide motorcycle north on state Highway 64 near Leader when he saw smoke and flames coming from a house. Johnson pulled up to the burning building to see if anyone was inside.

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