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Large Grass Fire Burning In North Central MN

Monday, April 9th, 2012 at 7:59 am

Crews are battling a grass fire near Verndale, about 40 miles west of Brainerd. The fire is burning in a large field and had burned about 1,000 acres as of Sunday night.

The Wadena County Sheriff tells KSTP that no one has been injured, but one structure was destroyed.

The state Department of Natural Resources is using helicopters and
airplanes to dump water on the blaze.

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