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May 1, 2013

Fire officials say oily rags caused Good Counsel barn fire

MANKATO — The fire that damaged a Good Counsel Drive barn  Saturday was started by improperly stored oily rags, Mankato Fire Lt. Glen Cansler said.

“Oily rags need to be thoroughly cleaned or stored in an airtight metal container,” he said.

The fire caused an estimated $30,000 in damage.

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