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Firefighters from Wadena and Deer Creek responded to a fire Monday morning at a sawmill owned by John Henry Mast. The sawmill is located two miles east of Deer Creek on County Highway 50. A chimney may have been the source of the fire. Photo by Brian Hansel, Pioneer Journal

Deer Creek, Wadena firefighters battle sawmill fire

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The Deer Creek and Wadena Fire Departments fought a fire at John Henry Mast's sawmill three miles east of Deer Creek on Monday, in bitterly cold, sub-zero temperatures.

The 40-foot-by-120-foot sawmill was lost in the blaze, which started around 9:39 a.m. and sent a cloud of gray and black smoke rolling across County Highway 50. Firefighters remained at the scene until 2:30 p.m.

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