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Fire burns potato warehouse near Perham

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PERHAM, Minn. -- Fire crews were battling a blaze Tuesday evening at an R.D. Offutt Co. potato warehouse near Perham.

A Perham police officer on the scene said the fire was called in about 4:20 p.m. Witnesses said the fire originated in the south part of the building and spread north.

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As of 7:30 p.m., at least 10 area fire departments were assisting at the scene, and the south-facing exterior wall of the building had collapsed.

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