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VIDEO: Viewer catches Colfax tornado on camera

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Colfax (WQOW) - The community of Colfax is now in clean-up mode after a tornado touched down briefly.   

"I just didn't want it to blow anything we had, didn't want it to blow away the barn or anyone's house,” says Bob Higbie, who witnessed the tornado touch down. 

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado briefly touched down in the Village of Colfax around 3:15 Friday afternoon. There are many trees, and tree branches down and debris scattered everywhere. There was also a roof torn off a business.  The Dunn County Sheriffs Office says there are no reports of any injuries.

There is also damage to the Colfax Middle and Elementary School where there are downed tree branches and people on the roof surveying the damage. The storm caused two holes in the roof and there is standing water inside of the school.

Xcel energy's online outage map shows nearly 400 customers in that area do not have power.  Dunn county authorities are investigating the damage now. They are asking onlookers to stay out of the area.  

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Colfax (WQOW) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado briefly touched down in the Village of Colfax.

The National Weather Service says it happened at 3:15 p.m. We've heard reports of trees and branches down, along with a roof being torn off of a business. Xcel Energy's online outage map shows nearly 400 customers without power in the Colfax area. Dunn County authorities are investigating the damage now. 

Dunn County authorities say they have not heard any reports of injuries. They're also asking residents to refrain from heading outside to look at the damage.

The WQOW Stormtracker 18 Weather team radar scan at 3:15 p.m. near Colfax showed that wind speeds near 72 mph were possible.

The video above was sent to us by viewer, Bob Higbie.

We'll continue to provide updates as they become available.
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