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Hitterdal, Minn., firefighters look for hot spots as they work the scene of a large grass fire on Sunday in rural Ulen. David Samson / The Forum

Crews extinguish grass fire west of Ulen; no injuries reported

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ULEN, Minn. - Gordon Fevig burned some trash in his yard Sunday afternoon and went back inside to escape the sweltering heat.

No more than 15 minutes later, he heard a knock at his door. His neighbor had come with an urgent message.

"Do you realize there's a fire?"

Fevig and his wife went outside, and to their dismay, saw that flames had blackened his yard, coming close to his house and burning one corner of his barn.

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