Fire at CenturyLink Office in Swanville leaves city without phone service

A fire yesterday at the CenturyLink building in Swanville, caused residents to lose phone service. Fifteen firefighters responded to the call at 3:10 p.m. yesterday and had the blaze, which was contained largely to the equipment inside the building, contained within an hour said Swanville Fire Chief Jerry Hollermann.

Cell phone service has also been sketchy within the city.

Because phone service was lost, Hollermann and Morrison County Sheriff’s deputies stationed themselves at the Swanville Fire Hall to assist anyone who needed to make a phone call.

A deputy remains at the fire hall.