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Litchfield salvage business burns

LITCHFIELD – A building at R & R Auto Salvage of Litchfield was destroyed by fire Sunday.

A deputy checking on an alarm report at the business saw smoke coming from the shop area shortly after 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The business is east of Litchfield on Highway 12.

The Litchfield Fire Department was called, and a short while later the building was fully engulfed in flame, according to a report from the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.

The Litchfield, Grove City and Dassel fire departments responded to the fire.

The building and its contents were a total loss.

The fire rekindled shortly before 1 a.m. Monday. The Litchfield Fire Department responded and was aided by the Eden Valley, Grove City and Dassel fire departments.

There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is undetermined and is under investigation.

Linda Vanderwerf

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