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Firefighters battle the elements and a garage fire in Alexandria Friday w/video

They were called to 309 7th Ave. East around 4 p.m. after a witness saw flames.

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Alexandria firefighters responded to a garage fire on Seventh Avenue East on Friday, Dec. 23.
Al Edenloff / Alexandria Echo Press
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ALEXANDRIA — Alexandria firefighters braved 30-below zero wind chills while fighting a garage fire Friday, Dec. 23.

They were called to 309 7th Ave. East around 4 p.m. after a witness saw flames and smoke coming out of the roof of a garage.

Firefighters arrived, ventilated the building and doused water on the garage.

North Memorial Ambulance was also on scene.

Meanwhile, a wind chill warning remained in effect in Douglas County until noon on Saturday, Dec. 24. Wind chills as low as 40-below zero were recorded from wind gusts of 40 to 45 mph, according to the National Weather Service. A blizzard warning was also in effect and expired at 6 a.m. on Saturday.

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Alexandria firefighters look over the scene of a garage fire on Friday, Dec. 23.
Al Edenloff / Alexandria Echo Press

Al Edenloff is the editor of the twice-weekly Echo Press. He started his journalism career when he was in 10th grade, writing football and basketball stories for the Parkers Prairie Independent.
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