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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.

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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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