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news Wadena, 56482

Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson, P.O. Box 31 56482

Ten cars were burned completely or damaged by fire in a grass fire at a salvage yard Sunday afternoon, April 11.

The owner of a salvage yard, Dale Stine, called to report a fire at his yard at 10666 111th Ave. in Wadena. Stine had been cutting an engine out of a car with a torch when the grass around the vehicle caught fire and spread quickly, according to Sheriff Michael D. Carr.

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Wadena and Verndale fire departments were called to the scene and quickly extinguished the blaze.

No injuries were reported. A dollar value of the loss was not immediately available.

The Minnesota DNR and Minnesota State Patrol also assisted at the scene.

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