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Frigid temperatures hamper efforts to extinguish corn dryer fire in Dilworth

DILWORTH, Minn. — There were no injuries reported after a corn dryer fire in Dilworth on Monday, Dec. 9.

Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting said the fire was reported at about 5:30 a.m. in rural Clay County.

Crews on scene found a corn dryer had caught fire and tipped over onto another dryer, Empting said.

The fire was difficult to put out, he said, because firefighters' equipment kept freezing up due to the cold weather.

The cause of the fire wasn't known Monday, but Empting said these kind of dryer fires are common in winter.

This fire was at the same address as a shed fire on Nov. 7, he said.

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