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A fire late Tuesday night caused extensive damage to the business on Highway 34 west of Nevis. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Three fire departments battle blaze at Velvet Antler

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Thirty firefighters and ten trucks from Nevis, Akeley and Park Rapids fought a blaze that gutted the Whitetail Tavern and Velvet Antler restaurant/lounge on Highway 34 Tuesday night.


Nevis Fire Chief Kerry Swenson said the efforts saved the building from total loss. Nevis was called to the scene by a passerby, then called in mutual aid.

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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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