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Residents escape fire in Ottertail

A fire was reported at an Ottertail residence along Lynn Road on New Year’s Eve. Residents were able to escape without injury.

According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office, a resident was in his garage at 6:09 p.m., making repairs on a four-wheeler, when he started the engine and the unit caught fire. The fire spread to the garage and an area of an adjacent house.

Responding to the fire call were fire departments from Ottertail and Henning. They extinguished the fire.

Damage reports were unavailable at press time.

Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent