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Fire in Wadena

Law enforcement officials stand by at a fire Thursday night in Wadena.

Black smoke pours from inside the Minnesota Department of Transportation Truck Station on Industrial Drive in Wadena Thursday evening. Law enforcement and fire personnel were called out at approximately 6:15 p.m. The fire started in a plow truck, although the cause is not known, according to Wadena Fire Chief Dean Uselman. The truck had not been driven in approximately one week. The truck is almost a total loss and the building sustained heavy smoke and heat damage, Uselman said. The office has moderate water damage. The building did not appear to have been broken into, he said. There were no injuries.

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