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Luke Manderscheid of the Menahga Fire Department carefully pours a bucket of water during the Bucket Brigade competition Saturday at the 5th annual Firefighters' Rodeo in Wadena.1 / 8
Wadena firefighter Mac Nelson listens to instructions before a burning barrel drill at the Firefighters' Rodeo.2 / 8
Even inside the cone of water being sprayed by Verndale firefighters, a propane fire burns hot.3 / 8
Menahga firefighters faced a complete white-out as they advanced on a burning barrel during a drill Saturday at the 5th annual Firefighters' Rodeo in Wadena.4 / 8
Hewitt firefighters advance on a flame during the Firefighters' Rodeo Saturday in Wadena.5 / 8
Flames dance on a burning barrel during a drill Saturday at the Firefighters' Rodeo.6 / 8
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Wadena fireman Brian Brauch is doused with water as he keeps the line in place during the Water Wars.8 / 8
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Feel the heat
Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson 56482

The Firefighters' Rodeo wasn't all fun and games this year. Area firefighters felt some serious heat during a training exercise where they confronted a burning propane fire.

The 5th annual Firefighters' Rodeo was in Wadena Saturday. The overall competition was won by Frazee, with Hewitt a close second. There were 11 departments in the field. The event also marked the end of the Summer of Fun celebration, and the grand prize winner was Judith Krell of Verndale. She won the dining room set from Wadena Furniture Gallery.

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