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Firefighters battle a blaze Tuesday at the Clay County Highway Department in Barnesville. Wendy Reuer / The Forum

Blaze at Clay County Highway Department building in Barnesville tallies about $3 million in losses

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BARNESVILLE, Minn. - A fire that destroyed the Clay County Highway Department building here Tuesday afternoon caused at least $3 million in damage.


Assistant Clay County Engineer Nathan Gannon said two road graders worth about $200,000 each were lost, including one that was purchased last week.

Three plow trucks and a payloader were also destroyed inside the 50-foot-by-100-foot building. The building and all its contents were considered a total loss.

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