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Massive mounds of potatoes that had been stored in the R.D. Offutt Co. warehouse were reduced to ash by the fire, along with unspecified equipment and materials. Elizabeth Huwe | FOCUS

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Fire at potato warehouse consumes building, sets records

It’s been just over a week since a large R.D. Offutt Co. potato warehouse near Perham went up in a blaze.

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The remains of the warehouse, located northwest of town on Otter Tail County Highway 80, were still smoking and smoldering where they lay as of press time Tuesday.

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