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Dent mayor and assistant Fire Chief Perry Coleman (far right) worked with fellow volunteers to contain the blaze.

Wood burning stove to blame for blaze

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Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

Shortly after noon on Thursday, September 9, a fire call was placed at 30570 Lodge Loop in Dent. Frank's Lodge, a small family-run resort, is located on the west arm of Star Lake.

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Despite efforts to extinguish the fire themselves, John Frank quickly needed assistance and made the call himself.

Perry Coleman, assistant Fire Chief and mayor of Dent, noted that there were no injuries or investigation for the fire.

Not much water was needed, he said, as they used one of the three tankers on the scene. By the time they arrived, the structure was burning despite the wind and large, cold rainfall.

Shortly thereafter, a tanker from Vergas arrived to assist with the blaze.

Coleman noted he appreciated the help. Daytime fires can be an issue with manpower for the volunteer fire department.

It is so far undetermined if the building is repairable or a total loss.

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