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John M. Steiner / The Sun Members of the Jamestown Rural Fire Department spray water on a farm shop fire Wednesday that was totally engulfed in flames southeast of town.

Fire engulfs rural shop

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A fire destroyed a workshop in rural southeast Jamestown Wednesday.

When officers and firefighters arrived on scene about 4:20 p.m., the building was completely engulfed in flames, said Deputy Josh Metzger, of the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office.


No one was home at the time of the fire, and a neighbor had called 911, said Jim Madsen, owner of the destroyed shop.

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Charly Haley
Charly Haley covers city government for the Grand Forks Herald. As night reporter, she also has many general assignments. Before working at the Herald, she was a reporter at the Jamestown Sun and interned at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Detroit Lakes Newspapers and the St. Cloud Times. Haley is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, and her hometown is Sartell, Minn.
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