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Sub-station fire causes brief power outage

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A fire at a sub-station south of New York Mills caused a power outage affecting about 1,300 people in and around New York Mills.

The sub-station, operated by Lake Region Electric Cooperative, is located on Otter Tail County Highway 135.


Firefighters and LREC crews were called out to a fire at the sub-station at 10:24 p.m. When firefighers arrived flames were visible in an isolated area of the station. LREC arrived and extinguised the small blaze.

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