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The area south of Nimrod resembled a charred moonscape Monday. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Wildfire consumes 1,600 acres near Nimrod

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

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By Monday morning, the blaze had been 80 percent contained, according to a spokesman for the DNR's Division of Forestry. More than 1,600 acres had burned by Monday evening.

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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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