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Cleanup has begun where an R.D. Offutt Co. potato warehouse once stood northwest of Perham. The warehouse burned down in a fire on Jan. 21 and 22. These potatoes now must be hauled to Gwinner, N.D. for disposal, said Perham Fire Chief Mark Schmidt.

Cleanup begins at site of R.D. Offutt potato fire, investigation completed

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Investigators have finished their work at what used to be an R.D. Offutt Co. potato warehouse, located northwest of Perham.


The fire, which began on Jan. 21, was determined to be of an “undeterminable cause,” said Perham Fire Department’s chief, Mark Schmidt in a recent conversation with the Focus.

Now, it is time for the cleanup process to begin.

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