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A controlled burn on South Highway 71 in Park Rapids drew throngs of spectators. Five volunteer fire departments participated in the exercise. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Controlled burn draws big crowd

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     Dozens of firefighters from five agencies conducted a controlled burn of two houses on Highway 71 in Park Rapids, as throngs of spectators stood across the road cheering.


     The two homes will make room for a parking lot for the city’s new dialysis clinic.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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