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Willmar Fire Dept. to conduct controlled burn

WILLMAR — Motorists traveling Thursday night on U.S. Highway 12 at the east end of Willmar on may encounter smoke during a controlled house burn.

The Willmar Fire Department will conduct the controlled burn from approximately 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday.

 This training will take place even if there are adverse weather conditions, according to information in a news release.

In the event of heavy smoke or wind shifts, the Minnesota Department of Transportation advises travelers on Highway 12 to slow down and watch for crews directing traffic through the area.

If necessary, the road may close to traffic for short durations.   

For more information, please contact the Willmar Fire Department at 320-235-1354.

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