Rain could help fight three-county blaze in Minn.
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- Weekend rains could bring relief to hundreds of weary firefighters battling a 7,100-acre blaze in three west-central Minnesota counties.
The fire started Tuesday afternoon in Becker County and consumed at least 55 buildings, including 12 homes and 33 outbuildings. Winds of 45 mph drove the inferno from Becker County into Hubbard and Wadena counties.
By late Friday, the fire was 65 percent contained.
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