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Massive mounds of potatoes that were stored in the warehouse have been reduced to ash, along with other unspecified equipment and materials. A representative of R.D. Offutt Co. said it is working with insurers to determine a dollar-estimate for the damage and losses. Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS

LATEST UPDATE: Warehouse still smoldering after all-night fire fight

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What was yesterday a large potato storage warehouse has been reduced to a smoldering heap of rubble and wreckage after an all-night fire consumed the building and its contents.

The warehouse, located just northwest of Perham on Otter Tail County Highway 80, is owned by R.D. Offutt Company.

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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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