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A garage fire Wednesday evening on south Highway 71 in Park Rapids was quickly extinguished by firefighters. (Submitted photo)

Early spring grass fires have Hubbard County officials on alert

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The warm weather and rapid snow melt have put the firefighters on "red alert."

Several grass fires and a garage fire have sprung up around Hubbard County in the last few days.

"We expect to be working this weekend," Mark Carlstrom, Department of Natural Resources area forest supervisor, said of impending fire danger. "We hope there are no fires, but we're staffed and ready."

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