VERGAS (AP) -- Fire crews from Vergas, Frazee and Perham helped put out a fire at a natural gas plant at the Viking gas plant near Vergas Saturday morning.
Firefighters were called to the plant in Otter Tail County around 8:15 a.m.
Vergas Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Zitzow says a turbine used to pump natural gas caught fire. The fire was small and no one was hurt, but workers inside were evacuated, he said.
Zitzow says a loud noise heard after the fire ignited was the plant purging itself of natural gas as a precaution .
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