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Large wildfire ignites north of Staples; Jet used to extinguish from above


STAPLES — A wildfire ignited northwest of Staples in northern Minnesota Wednesday afternoon, sending out an air and ground attack by firefighters.

Forestry crews with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and area firefighters responded to the wildfire reported at 3:30 p.m. near Oylen, along with a large tanker that holds 3,000 gallons from Bemidji, two track vehicles, three bulldozers and six aircraft.


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