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Published January 06, 2014, 07:25 PM

Propane tank catches fire outside of Bobcat manufacturing plant in Wahpeton

Wahpeton, ND (WDAY TV) - Fire crews in Wahpeton Monday morning not only had to battle a fire at a local manufacturing plant, but also the bitterly cold wind chills. Crews responded to a propane tank fire outside of Bobcats manufacturing plant around 5 a.m.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Wahpeton, ND (WDAY TV) - Fire crews in Wahpeton Monday morning not only had to battle a fire at a local manufacturing plant, but also the bitterly cold wind chills.

Crews responded to a propane tank fire outside of Bobcats manufacturing plant around 5 a.m.

Wind chills were almost 50 below at the time.

Despite the cold, fire crews managed to contain the fire from spreading to the nearby plant, but Bobcat officials say it could have been much worse.

Laura Ness Owens/Director of Communication, Bobcat: “We're very fortunate that it was as far away as it was and umm again obviously employees are our first priority and we made sure to take care of them first.”

No official cause is known, but fire crews say propane may have leaked because of a bad connection.

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