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Peat fires pose rare winter challenge in northwest Minnesota

Published 01/15/2012, Grand Forks Herald

The winter peat fire Dec. 26 near Gully, Minn., in Polk County, which was ignited by a surface fire in grass and brush, is an example of the increased challenges faced by the Department of Natural Resources and local firefighters. They battled cold, wintery conditions to control the fire before ultimately putting it out.

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