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Several pieces of heavy equipment were used to push fire breaks around the Nimrod fire. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Fires wear down volunteer squads

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Monitoring of a wildfire south of Nimrod has been transferred back to the Park Rapids DNR Forestry department Friday afternoon after containment of the blaze that burned nearly a week.

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The DNR and five fire departments were called to the scene of what is being called the Jeep Fire Easter Sunday afternoon, south of Nimrod in Wadena County.

Over the next few days, gale force winds drove flames over 1,600 acres, destroying eight structures.

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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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