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Spring wildfire season starts early in Minnesota

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Don't let the showers of the past couple of days fool you. Spring fire season is under way in Minnesota, and it's off to an earlier start than usual.

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Jean Bergerson, information officer for the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center in Grand Rapids, said fire danger typically starts to increase the first or second week in April. This year, she said, fires started popping up across the state a couple of weeks ago, sending fire-fighting crews scrambling to get ready.

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