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UPDATE WEDNESDAY: VIDEO: Firefighters respond to Douglas Machine

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A sprinkler system at Douglas Machine helped stop a fire from spreading on Tuesday.

Alexandria firefighters responded to the roof fire at about 1 p.m. The facility at 3600 Minnesota Street is shared by Douglas Scientific on the north side and a division of Douglas Machine on the south side.


The Douglas Machine division experienced a small, contained fire after a forklift severed an LP gas line feeding a ceiling mounted heater.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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