Homes evacuated due to large grass fire

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BURNETT COUNTY, Wis. (WCCO) — A ample writer occurrence successful northwestern Wisconsin connected Saturday led to homes being evacuated for a abbreviated time.

The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office says the fire, which burned betwixt Swiss Lake Township and Webb Lake Township, has since been contained. The occurrence raged successful an country astir 65 miles southbound of Duluth.

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At the petition of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the sheriff’s bureau says it issued evacuation notices for immoderate homes successful the country portion crews battles the flames. The evacuation bid has since been lifted.

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As of Saturday evening, crews were inactive moving to enactment retired blistery spots. Residents were asked to debar the area.

Earlier successful the day, Wisconsin officials issued occurrence warnings for respective counties successful the state, saying that adust conditions, precocious winds and debased humidity made the hazard of wildfires peculiarly high.

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Across the Mississippi River, writer fires besides burned successful Minnesota. One occurrence scorched much than 80 acres successful the Twin Cities suburb of Blaine.

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