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Helicopters drop water as Minn. fire nears Canadian border

Published 10/07/2011, Grand Forks Herald

Despite wind gusts of 40 miles per hour Thursday, crews were able to stop a wildfire’s advance just short of the Canadian border. The threat is not over, however, as the northeastern corner of the 56-square-mile burned area still had flames as of evening. Because the area is a bog, ground forces can’t fight the fire, leaving the task to helicopters.

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