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Red Wing High School Fire

Prompt response by the Red Wing Fire Department kept damage to a minimum Wednesday evening, when a fire started in the Red Wing High School Courtyard Cafe ceiling.

Superintendent Karsten Anderson, who was on the scene, said initial reports indicated that the apparent cause was a lighting ballast in the lunchroom ceiling.

The fire was out in about 30 minutes by around 8:45 p.m. Efforts then shifted to venting smoke and watching for hotspots.

Firefighters from nearby communities also responded.

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