Weary firefighters get an edge on Nimrod blaze | Park Rapids Enterprise

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Clouds of smoke drifted over fields south of Nimrod Monday morning. (Sarah Smith / Enerprise)

Weary firefighters get an edge on Nimrod blaze

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A platoon of firefighters, heavy equipment and helicopters mounted a ground and air attack on a fast-moving wildfire south of Nimrod Sunday.


By Monday morning, the blaze had been 80 percent contained, according to a spokesman for the DNR's Division of Forestry. More than 1,400 acres had burned.

The fire is under investigation, said Public Information Officer Ron Sanow. A Jeep was located at the point of ignition in Section 13, three miles south of Nimrod.

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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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