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A Perham firefighter douses a part of the roof of a house behind Tuffy's. The house was part of a controlled burn last night and became rekindled today, according to Perham Fire Chief Mark Schmidt. Sam Benshoof/FOCUS

Perham Fire Department responds to house fire behind Tuffy's

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Perham Fire Department responds to house fire behind Tuffy's
Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

The Perham Fire Department responded to a house fire May 18 behind Tuffy's at the corner of 1st Ave N and 2nd St. NW.

According to Fire Chief Mark Schmidt, the house was burned the night of May 17 as part of a control burn. At some point the next day, Schmidt said, the fire started up again.

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"It's possible the wind might've hit it just right and rekindled it," Schmidt said. "So we went from a training last night to a real deal today."

The Perham Fire Department was assisted by the Perham Police Department and the New York Mills Fire Department.

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