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Garage, contents destroyed in Hawick fire

The New London Fire Department fought a fire in a detached garage in Hawick Wednesday, with assistance from other area departments. The garage and its contents were a total loss.

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HAWICK — A three-stall garage and its contents were destroyed in a fire Wednesday evening.

The New London Fire Department fought the fire at 23024 157th St. NE in Hawick.

Smoke and flames were visible from the exterior of the detached garage when firefighters arrived, according to a news release from the department.

Firefighters were at the scene for three hours, according to the release.

The building and most of its contents were destroyed. The loss is estimated at $149,500.

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The Paynesville Fire Department, Spicer Fire Department, New London Ambulance and Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad assisted at the scene.

In 42 years in the newspaper industry, Linda Vanderwerf has worked at several daily newspapers in Minnesota, including the Mesabi Daily News, now called the Mesabi Tribune in Virginia. Previously, she worked for the Las Cruces Sun-News in New Mexico and the Rapid City Journal in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She has been a reporter at the West Central Tribune for nearly 27 years.

Vanderwerf can be reached at email: lvanderwerf@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4340
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