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Rural Pequot Lakes man airlifted after suffering burns

A rural Pequot Lakes man suffered burns and was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis after what Pequot Lakes Fire Chief Tom Nelson described as a sort of flash fire Tuesday night, April 10. PineandLakes.com Illustration

A rural Pequot Lakes man suffered burns and was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis after what Pequot Lakes Fire Chief Tom Nelson described as a sort of flash fire Tuesday night, April 10.

Nelson said firefighters were called to the 1200 block of County Road 17 around 10:30 p.m. Nelson said he believed homeowner Tom Sullivan was using a heater to keep fertilizer and chemicals from freezing, and when he reignited the heater it flashed. Nelson said there was no actual fire to extinguish.

Sullivan was listed in satisfactory condition Friday, April 13, at HCMC.

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