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Sub-zero weather created challenges for Farmington firefighters Jan. 2.

FFD battles flames, cold


Bitter cold made the job more difficult than usual for Farmington firefighters when a car fire Jan. 2 in a garage at the Centennial Apartments.

Firefighters had to deal with a frozen hydrant and work in shifts to give people a chance to warm up as they dealt with the fire, which broke out around 8 p.m.

“Just trying to get a water supply established we had a couple issues with the cold,” fire marshal John Powers said. “It’s just a problem with using water when it’s cold.”

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Nathan Hansen
Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
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