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10 cars burned in fire

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.

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.