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Firefighters battling blaze in downtown Mahnomen


MAHNOMEN -- Firefighters are on the scene of a building fire in downtown Mahnomen.

The fire was reported shortly after 2 a.m. today in a building that formerly housed a barbershop on Main Street. The call came from tenants of an apartment in the building, according to a report from the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Department.

Firefighters from 10 rural fire departments were on the scene early today.

The building, which is constructed mostly of wood, is believed to be nearly a century old.

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