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Grass fire contained near New York Mills

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A grass fire was reported northwest of New York Mills at 6:42 p.m. on Aug. 8.

The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said a farmer who was baling hay had a bearing go out on a piece of equipment. This, in turn, started hay stubble on fire.

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The New York Mills Fire Department extinguished the fire within about half an hour.

Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent

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