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UPDATE: Crews remain at scene of fire near Austin

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AUSTIN, Minn. (KTTC) -- A man loses his business in an early morning fire near Austin.

The fire started in a shed which housed thousands of items the owner had planned to sell on eBay.

Firefighters were called to the scene at 175th Street just south of Austin after 3:30 a.m. Friday.

According to the Mower County Sheriff's Office, owner Mark Raimann heard a loud explosion and looked out the window of his nearby house and saw a ball of fire.

Crews from Austin, Rose Creek and Lyle responded to the call.

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