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Firefighters responded to the scene of a semi-truck on fire along Highway 10 near Perham last night. That fire also caused two grass fires. Submitted photo

Semi fire closes down Highway 10

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A semi-truck caught fire along Highway 10 east of Perham last night, causing two grass fires and necessitating a road closure.

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The Perham Fire Department was called in at about 8:20 Thursday night to battle the fire, according to Fire Chief Mark Schmidt. About two miles east of Perham, Highway 10 was closed down and traffic was rerouted for about 45 minutes.

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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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