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Theft, fire reported in area

The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department reported both a stolen trailer and a pickup fire in two separate incidents on Tuesday.

Lt. Barry Fitzgibbons said the fire took place in the early morning hours of Nov. 27, close to Bluffton.

"The pickup was totaled in the fire," he said. "It was just after 3 a.m. when our department got the call, in addition to fire departments also being contacted. Fortunately, there were no injuries to any individuals."

Fitzgibbons said the trailer, which has a fold-down ramp, was stolen near a home located along Long Shore Trail near Vergas.

It was "a Bear Track unit valued at over $1,200," he said. "We have no suspects at this time, but we're continuing the investigation."

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