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Perham Fire Department

July 25, 2018
An area around the Perham Egg plant at 515 4th Street NE was blocked off Sunday afternoon after a water valve failure in the plant triggered a safety system which released some ammonia from the refrigeration system. Brian Hansel/FOCUS
Water valve failure leads to ammonia release at Perham Egg
July 25, 2018 - 8:16am
July 3, 2018
Units of the Perham Fire Department were called out at 12:28 p.m. Monday to deal with a stack fire at the Shearer's Snacks plant. Employees were evacuated. Perham Fire Chief Mark Schmidt said there were no injuries. Brian Hansel/FOCUS
Fire breaks out at Shearer's Snacks
July 3, 2018 - 6:36am
May 8, 2018
Perham Fire Department responded to a call of a garage and house on fire at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 6, at 480th Street north of Perham. No one was injured, but a family of five were left with no place to live.
Fire claims home of Perham family as they attended benefit for other fire victims
May 8, 2018 - 2:13pm
May 1, 2018
The family was at work salvaging what they could from their trailer home Sunday afternoon in the Pinecone Trailer Park.
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House fire displaces Perham family of six
May 1, 2018 - 3:22pm
July 17, 2017
Otto Bremer Trust awards 105 grants totaling $6.5 million
July 17, 2017 - 5:18pm
March 14, 2017
Cody Dahl, age 35, has been charged with first-degree arson after burning his Long Lake Road home down. Submitted photo
UPDATE: Ottertail man who burned his home down charged with first-degree arson
March 14, 2017 - 8:51am
January 5, 2017
Perham firefighters responded to a vehicle fire on Highway 10 on Jan. 4.  Submitted photo
Car starts on fire on Highway 10 near Perham
January 5, 2017 - 9:16am
July 2, 2015
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James Perham (left), a volunteer firefighter from Australia, receives an honorary Perham Fire Department patch from Perham Fire Chief Mark Schmidt.
Perham visits Perham
July 2, 2015 - 2:58pm
February 4, 2015
Eric Hendrickx/FOCUS A solemn Perham Fire Department pays its respects to John Merkins, an active duty firefighter who died last week, by following his hearse on foot, in full gear, from Schoeneberger Funeral Home to Calvary Lutheran Church on Monday, before visitation. The tribute walk was a first in Perham. Merkins’ death is being investigated as a possible line of duty death.
A touching tribute: Firefighters mourn, honor the loss of one of their own with first-ever tribute walk
February 4, 2015 - 1:59pm
April 17, 2014
Perham Fire District to get new truck
April 17, 2014 - 12:54pm
March 6, 2014
Several goats died in a barn fire north of Perham on March 5. A pig and some calves were rescued.
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Goats killed in barn fire near Perham
March 6, 2014 - 1:18pm