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Fire destroys waste transfer buildings in Clarks Grove

Associated Press

CLARKS GROVE, Minn. — Crews are back at the scene of a fire that destroyed two waste transfer buildings at Waste Management in southern Minnesota.

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Department says the fire broke out about 8 p.m. Tuesday in the transfer buildings across the road from the company’s office building in Clarks Grove.

Clarks Grove Fire Chief Carl Anderson says fire crews left around 1 a.m. today but returned later to handle hot spots.

Anderson says fire crews from eight departments fought the fire. No one was hurt.

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The state fire marshal’s office will help investigate the cause. The sheriff’s department says the fire might have started from hot ash from a truck that unloaded about half an hour before the fire was reported.

Clarks Grove is just north of Albert Lea.

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