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Home shop destroyed by fire in Battle Lake last Friday

A shop caught on fire Friday northwest of Battle Lake, and, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, the building is a total loss.

The property owner, Jeffrey Harms, had just stoked the fire for heat and went into his house on the same property.

He looked out a window and spotted the shop on fire, according to the Sheriff's Office.

There were miscellaneous garden tools and yard equipment inside the shop that are a loss, too.

The address of the property is 22156 County Highway 83.

The Sheriff's Office said the incident was reported at 1:38 p.m.