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Fire destroys shop off County Road 4 Sunday

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news Park Rapids, 56470
Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

Twenty Park Rapids firefighters fought a blaze at a Henrietta Township shop Sunday afternoon.

The building off County Road 4 is a total loss, said Fire Chief Donn Hoffman.

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It is owned by Mark Delaney, Hoffman said.

"It appears to have been caused by spontaneous combustion, probably from some rags they had been staining with," Hoffman said.

"He lost a couple snowmobiles, a truck and miscellaneous tools. It's a total loss."

The fire was called in just before 4 p.m. Smoke was visible for miles, Hoffman said.

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