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Willmar firefighters respond Sunday to the scene after a garage fire was reported at a residence on 66th Avenue N.E., north of Steffel Drilling near Eagle Lake.

Owner had been woodworking in rural Willmar garage just before Sunday afternoon fire

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WILLMAR -- The owner of a garage that burned Sunday afternoon north of Willmar had been in the building working on a wood carving project just prior to the blaze.

According to Spicer Fire Department Chief Mike Holme, Barry Schanbachler had left the garage only about 10 minutes before firefighters were notified that a garage along 66th Avenue Northeast was fully engulfed.

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