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Large garbage pile burned in Otter Tail County

The garbage pile fire was on County Hwy 50. Wadena and Otter Tail County are in very high fire danger, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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A new fire truck has been added to the Wadena Fire Department's inventory. It will be kept in the North Hall. Submitted by Andrew Browne
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The Wadena Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a large building fire in Compton Township, Otter Tail County on Saturday, July 17.

The initial report around midnight was a passerby observed what was believed to have been a large building fire. Upon arrival of law enforcement, the fire was located and was determined to be a large garbage pile burning. Firefighters arrived and extinguished the fire.

Deer Creek Fire Department also assisted with the fire as mutual aid as well as the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office, Wadena Police Department and Tri-County Health Care EMS.

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