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Published August 14, 2012, 04:53 PM

Mill fire cause is released

Sartell, MN (WDAY TV) -- The Minnesota state fire marshal's office says an overheated air compressor caused a deadly Memorial Day explosion and fire at a paper mill.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Sartell, MN (WDAY TV) -- The Minnesota state fire marshal's office says an overheated air compressor caused a deadly Memorial Day explosion and fire at a paper mill.

It says the compressor ignited oil vapors in an air receiving tank at the Verso Paper Corp. Mill in Sartell. Damage from the explosion is estimated at $50 million.

The blast killed one employee and injured a couple of others. Verso announced earlier this month that the mill will not reopen.

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