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Jennie-O Turkey barn lost in fire

A propane heater is believed to have started a fire at a Jennie-O turkey barn early this morning. At approximately 12:18 a.m., Otter Tail County Sheriff received a call regarding a fire at 41963 County Highway 53. When deputies and fire personnel...

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Perham Fire Department responded to a turkey barn fire around 12:30 a.m. Friday morning. Vergas, Dent, and New York Mills FD also assisted. The barn is a total loss. Courtesy photo.

A propane heater is believed to have started a fire at a Jennie-O turkey barn early this morning. At approximately 12:18 a.m., Otter Tail County Sheriff received a call regarding a fire at 41963 County Highway 53. When deputies and fire personnel arrived, they found the barn engulfed in flames. Fire personnel from Perham, Dent, New York Mills, and Vergas were able to control the blaze. Employees from Jennie-O confirmed no workers or animals were in the barn at the time of the fire. The structure is a complete loss.

Firefighters battled the fire in -18 below zero temps. Courtesy photo.
Firefighters battled the fire in -18 below zero temps. Courtesy photo.

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