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The West Lyons Cemetery was in close proximity to the fire, but not affected as of Monday morning. Read the article: 1,400 acres burn south of Nimrod, Minn.; fire danger still high

1,400 acres burn south of Nimrod, Minn.; fire danger still high

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Strong northwest winds pushed a wildfire across more than 1,400 acres late Sunday afternoon six miles south of Nimrod.

As of Monday morning the fire was 80 percent contained according to Ron Sanow, fire information officer for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

The fire was reported by the DNR lookout tower near Nimrod at 4:03 p.m. by Sandy Wierenga, according to Linda Lilly at the busy DNR Forestry Nimrod Field Station.

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