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Blasting powder detonated just before fire call in Park Rapids Wednesday

They say in life and in dynamite, timing is everything.

Such was the case Wednesday in Park Rapids.

In a case of unfortunate timing, a jar of blasting compound was detonated at the South Transfer Station just after 4 p.m. The blast was heard throughout the city.

Moments after that a fire call came in. A house downtown was on fire.

The two incidents weren't related. Read more about it in Saturday's Enterprise.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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