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Firefighters douse a fire at Black Swan Cooperage Monday afternoon. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Fire at Cooperage results in brief evacuation

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     Emergency personnel evacuated a two block area around Park Rapids’ Industrial Park Monday afternoon when fire threatened two 100-gallon propane tanks nearby.


     The threat was lifted less than a half hour later when the tanks were safety removed from Black Swan Cooperage.

     It is believed the fire broke out in a kiln area about 1:45 p.m. at the business on Commerce Avenue.

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