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August 9, 2018


Fire crews from seven different districts responded to a fire Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 1, which ignited trees and brush between two residences located at the junction of Pine City-Malden and Texas Ferry roads at Pine City. The fire started in a grove of pine trees.

Rosalia Fire Chief Bill Tensfeld estimated the fire covered three to four acres which contained timber. The timber was located between a residence on the north side of the area and a barn on an adjoining residence on the south side.

Tensfeld said the fire started off a mulching...

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