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FIRE UPDATE 11:15 A.M.: Four more departments called to SunOpta fire

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Four more fire departments have been called to help fight the industrial fire at SunOpta in Alexandria this morning.

A few minutes ago, firefighters in Evansville, Kensington, Parkers Prairie and Glenwood were contacted to provide extra manpower. This brings the number of departments battling the fire to 11.


Firefighters were being urged to take breaks in the fire station and rehydrate as they contend with 30-below windchills.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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