Otter Tail sheriff's news: Man injured when weed torch starts fire

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A man was injured about 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, during a fire at his house just west of Dent and close to Highway 108.

The home owner, identified by Otter Tail County sheriff's deputies as 65-year-old Donald Snyder, had been using a propane torch to burn weeds in his yard near the home. An ember likely landed under siding of the house, which damaged the dwelling.

Snyder suffered burns to the bottom of his feet while trying to extinguish the fire. He was transported to the hospital in Perham.

Dent fire personnel extinguished the fire at the rural Dent residence.

Cycles collide, three injured

Three people were injured when two motorcycles collided west of Battle Lake on Saturday, Sept. 19. The accident took place at the intersection of Highways 83 and 122.


Sheriff's deputies said the two cycles collided while turning south onto Highway 83 at 12:59 p.m.

There were minor to moderate injuries to the riders.

One injured in rollover

One injury was reported following a rollover southeast of New York Mills on Sunday, Sept. 20.

The driver lost control while going around a curve at 2:25 p.m. on 372nd Street. The vehicle came to a rest on the passenger side.

The accident victim, who received minor injuries, was helped from the vehicle by members of the New York Mills Fire Department.

Sheriff deputies said the vehicle was towed away.

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