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Hay Creek Township fire destroys workshop

The fire was contained to one building at the Hay Creek Township farm Wednesday, with Goodhue and Lake City fire departments responding to the call. (Republican Eagle photo by John R. Russett)

Area fire departments responded to a fire at a Goodhue County farm Wednesday evening.

A call came in at 4:55 p.m. reporting a fire at the farm of Leon Reincke on Weibusch Hill Road in Hay Creek Township, according to the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office.

Reincke was using a grinder in his shop and sparks from the grinder caused the blaze, officials said, which Reincke tried to extinguish himself but was unsuccessful.

Goodhue Fire Department was the primary agency on the scene, assisted by Lake City Fire Department and Goodhue County Sheriff’s Department.

For the full story see Saturday’s paper.