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Fire, explosion near Eagle Lake

A pickup truck, riding mower and small shed were destroyed or damaged in a fire and explosion reported in Eagle Lake last Thursday.

The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said local fire departments were dispatched to an area of about 10 wooded acres burning south of Battle Lake. A clearing in the damaged area had apparently been used as a campsite.

Total loss was not known at press time.

Cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent

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