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Rice Lake Man Injured In Fire

Friday, February 24th, 2012 at 8:14 am

The Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office said a Rice Lake man was injured in a fire on Thursday while spray painting in a garage in Drummond. The initial report was of a building explosion, but authorities have since determined there was never an actual explosion.

The man’s co-workers heard the 49-year-old victim yelling and saw flames, but did not hear anything blow up.

A medical helicopter transferred the victim to the hospital in Duluth, though his condition is not immediately known.

The sheriff’s office said the victim is from the Rice Lake area and was working with a construction company at a private home on Lake Owen.

The man’s name has not been given.

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