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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.


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

Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent

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