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Sunburg firefighters battle a stubborn grass fire April 4 west of Sunburg that tore through tall grass and shrubs in a wildlife area, as well as farm fields that had corn stubble. Officials warn west central Minnesota residents to remain cognizant of the burning restrictions in place because of the dry weather and land conditions. Tribune photo

Fire risk high across west central Minnesota

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WILLMAR -- Drought conditions, high winds and acres of dry fuel in fields, ditches and grasslands have made the region ripe for fires.

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According to the most recent information from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the fire danger rating in central Minnesota is classified as "very high."

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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