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Wildfire Prompts Evacuations in NW Minnesota Town

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KARLSTAD (AP) — Some residents are being evacuated from Karlstad as a growing wildfire threatens the northwestern Minnesota town.

Karlstad City Clerk Sue Dufault says a nursing home, a school and some residents in the southern part of town are being evacuated to the nearby town of Hallock.

No injuries are reported.

A spokeswoman for the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center, Jean Goad, says authorities ordered the Karlstad evacuation when the fire reached a “trigger point” near the town.

Goad says the Minnesota National Guard sent two Blackhawk helicopters to help fight the fire and a Chinook helicopter was on the way.

Crews were fighting eight fires in northwestern Minnesota as of Tuesday morning, and the number was growing.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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