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3 hurt when fuel tank explodes on combine in Otter Tail County

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BATTLE LAKE, Minn. - Authorities say three people suffered burns Monday when a fuel tank exploded as a cutting torch was being used to dismantle a farm combine so it could be crushed.

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According to a news release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office:

William Litzau, 57, of Osage, and Tresten Schaefer, 36, of Frazee, were using the torch to remove straps on the fuel tank when it exploded at about 2:05 p.m. Monday.

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