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Longtime DL fire chief to retire

Published 09/08/2010, DL-Online

Twenty-six years ago, Detroit Lakes firefighters responded to a downtown fire where the crew was battling a large blaze on three different levels of the former Linderud variety store building. Because the fire was so aggressive, then-assistant fire chief Jeff Swanson ordered firefighters to get out, but one of the guys criticized him for that decision.

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