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Fire crews respond to grass fires

PERHAM -- Firefighters and first responders were called to multiple grass fires east of Perham along County Highway 80 (Old Highway 10) near the intersection with U.S. Highway 10 and further east toward 420th street on Thursday afternoon.

The flames were located near the railroad tracks igniting suspicions of brush fires caused by a passing train given the dry conditions of vegetation along the tracks.

Firefighters on the scene would not confirm the start of the fires, as the scene remains under investigation.

As of 3:30 p.m., all fires appeared under control.

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