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Lidgerwood grocery store suffers heavy smoke damage

Firefighters responded to a call at Lidgerwood Market around 6 a.m. Special to Forum News Service

LIDGERWOOD, N.D. — A small town lost its grocery store to intense smoke damageafter a fire here Wednesday morning, Nov. 28.

At about 6 a.m., fire crews responded to a fire at Lidgerwood Market. They said the flames were small, but smoke filled the entire building. It was so thick, firefighters said they couldn’t see more than 2 inches in front of them.

The Lidgerwood Fire Department says the entire inside of the store is covered in soot. Food is burned, plastic containers are melted and the ceiling fans are warped. The windows are all covered in a layer of black soot.

Firefighters determined the fire started in an office in the northeast part of the building.

The state fire marshal is investigating what caused the fire.

Lidgerwood is about 40 miles southwest of Wahpeton.

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