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Photo by Tom Hintgen Firefighters performed cleanup duties Monday morning, July 8, following a major overnight fire in downtown Fergus Falls. Five buildings, including Lake Country Graphics (back), sustained major fire and/or water damage. Upper level apartment residents escaped injury, but one fireman sustained a broken arm while fighting the blaze. Firefighters from nine area fire departments fought the fire.

Fire damages 5 businesses, displaces 5 families in downtown Fergus Falls

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FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A fire that started in a downtown Fergus Falls apartment Sunday night has grown to displace five families and damage five businesses and it continues to burn this morning, according to a written statement released by Fire Chief Mark Hovland.

One Fergus Falls firefighter has been injured in the blaze and a total of 102 firefighters have helped fight the fire, Hovland said.

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