Potatoes Burn in Minnesota Warehouse

Potatoes in a Minnesota warehouse burned for several hours.

Crews were dispatched at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday to R.D. Offutt Co. warehouse near  Perham, according to Grand Forks Herald.

Witnesses told reporters  the fire originated in the south part of the building and spread north.

At least two semi trucks were seen inside the building, engulfed in flames. An unknown amount of potatoes and other contents were also inside.

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“It’s going to be a long night,” said Frazee firefighter Tyler King said Tuesday night.

King said crews ran into some issues with fire hydrants freezing up earlier in the evening, but city workers quickly solved the problem. A broken water main in the area also added to the night’s challenges, but did not have much of an effect on water pressure at other hydrants