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Ben Friske, a firefighter with the Bemidji Fire Department, monitors the liquid propane gas that was vented from a delivery truck Monday along Fern lake Road Southwest. A leak was detected in the truck and mechanical problems apparently prohibited the valve from being shut.

Beltrami County road closed after propane leak

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A propane leak necessitated the closure of a Beltrami County road Monday.

Fern Lake Road Southwest, located in Grant Valley Township, was closed at about 10 a.m. after a leak was detected in a propane delivery truck.


The driver of the delivery truck, which was from Grand Rapids, Minn., realized that he was having mechanical problems and that propane was leaking, said Bemidji Fire Chief Dave Hoefer.

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