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Thomson Township: Fire call means expensive cleanup

The Esko volunteer fire department has sent seven sets of turnout gear to a specialized cleaning company after a messy call on Thursday, Nov. 18.

This mutual aid call involved 50-100 gallons of spilled petroleum that coated 25 sets of gear in total, chief Kyle Gustafson reported to the Thomson Township board of supervisors at its meeting Nov. 18.

Carlton fire department chief Derek Wolf said five other departments were called for mutual aid for manpower and backup water supply. The fire was extinguished in just over two hours. The property owner was put in contact with the Minnesota Pollution...

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