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Five acres of a pine plantation burned early Wednesday afternoon in Straight River Township. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Firefighters battle blaze ignited by fireworks in Straight River Township

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Two young children playing with fireworks reportedly ignited a blaze at the Derek Knowles residence on 119th Avenue in southwest Straight River Township Wednesday afternoon.


According to Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes, a tree started on fire, prompting the call received at 1:01 p.m.

Park Rapids firefighters, with Menahga providing mutual aid, and the DNR arrived at the scene. Approximately five acres of a pine plantation burned, according to the deputy on scene.

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