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10-month-old baby alerts family of house fire

A southern Minnesota mother is calling her baby girl a hero. Samantha Meeks told the Albert Lea Tribune her family may not have made it out of their home if wasn't for her daughter crying. The home was destroyed.
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A southern Minnesota mother is calling her baby girl a hero. Samantha Meeks told the Albert Lea Tribune her family may not have made it out of their home if wasn't for her daughter crying. The home was destroyed.

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