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Crews fight blaze at TJ's Detail in Wadena

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A firre driven by a northwest wind quickly consumed TJ's Detailing on Ash Ave. in Wadena Monday morning. Wadena and Verndale firefighters responded to the scene. Brian Hansel/Pioneer Journal2 / 4
TJ's Detail across from Lunde Auto Sales in Wadena was fully engulfed Monday morning at 9 a.m. Wadena and Verndale Fire Departments fought the blaze. Michael Johnson/Pioneer Jounral3 / 4
TJ's Detailing burns near the corner of Hwy. 10 and 2nd St. in Wadena. Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal4 / 4

Emergency personnel fought a large fire starting at about 9 a.m. Monday at TJ's Detail in Wadena.

Wadena and Verndale fire departments responded to the building, which was fully engulfed before crews could start knocking down flames with water. Wadena Police Department and Wadena County Sheriff's officers were on scene directing traffic. Trains were stopped to keep them away from the blaze and intersections. Downtown Wadena was filled with smoke as wind blew it southeast from the location of the fire.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.