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Business fire causes $2,000 damage in Litchfield

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Business fire causes $2,000 damage in Litchfield
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

LITCHFIELD -- Litchfield firefighters responded to a fire call Thursday afternoon at Premier Motor on Highway 12 near Litchfield.

According to a release from the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, an employee was working on removing a motor from a vehicle using a torch when he turned around and noticed that a fire had started. He said a gas tank on the ground behind him had ignited, and he pushed it outside the building to avoid further damage inside the building.

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Employees began fighting the fire, and it was extinguished after the Litchfield Fire Department arrived.

Damage was estimated at about $2,000 to tires and vehicle parts that were involved in the fire. The building was undamaged. There were no injuries

The Litchfield Police Department also responded to the fire.

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