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Jul 26, 2013 at 4:30 am

REMER, Minn.. (AP) Fire has caused extensive damage to a lumber mill in northern Minnesota.

The fire at Remer Cut-Stock Lumber was reported to the Cass County sheriff's office around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters arrived to find the mill engulfed in flames. Remer Fire Chief Paul Swentkofske says firefighters didn't leave the scene until 2 a.m. the next morning.

No one was hurt, but Swentkofske says 25 people worked at the business.

While he didn't call it a total loss, he says the fire warped the building's steel structural support. The Remer Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal's office are investigating.

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