Records published March 1, 2022

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Monday morning fire destroys machine shed and contents in southwest Willmar

WILLMAR — A machine shed and its contents were destroyed in a fire Monday morning in southwest Willmar.

The Willmar Fire Department was called at about 5 a.m. to the fire in the 1900 block of 30th Street Southwest.

The 70-by-100 shed was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived, according to a news release from Fire Chief Frank Hanson.

Several vehicles and tractors and a camper trailer were inside.


Firefighters were at the scene until about 9 a.m. There were no injuries.

The department was assisted by CentraCare Emergency Medical Services, Willmar Police Department and Willmar Municipal Utilities.

The Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division is assisting in the investigation.

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