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“We were basically fighting a structure fire and a wild fire at the same time”

April 12, 2010

As I was saying, Minnesota’s going straight from flood season to fire season.  This from the front page of the Worthington Daily Globe:

April’s game: From floods to fires

Southwest Minnesota under extreme fire alert
AVOCA — When Avoca Fire and Rescue was dispatched Friday afternoon, the firefighters were told there was a structure fire, but didn’t know what they were facing until they arrived at the scene…

Three tankers were running non-stop as the two departments battled the blazes from all angles. Each load of water was dumped into a drop tank, then the tanker would hit the road once more to fetch another load of water

Nelson was unsure how much water was used to fight the fire.

“It is really hard to say,” he explained. “We had to use a lot of equipment we normally wouldn’t for a standard structure fire. We were basically fighting a structure fire and a wild fire at the same time.”

Rest of the story here while it lasts.

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