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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 was believed to be the source of the fire. Photo by Brian Hansel, Pioneer Journal

Firefighters respond to sawmill fire

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A chimney was believed to be the source of a fire Monday morning at a sawmill owned by John Henry Mast.

The sawmill is located on County Highway 50, two miles east of Deer Creek in Otter Tail County.

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Otter Tail County Deputy Sheriff Brian Eichers was at the scene of the fire, which was eight miles southwest of Wadena. He said Mast had started a wood stove, and believes a problem in the chimney started the fire.

Firefighters from Deer Creek and Wadena responded to the scene, along with personnel from the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department and Tri-County Health Care.

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