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Photo by Rachelle Klemme A low-flying air tanker releases water to douse a wildfire northeast of Nimrod on Monday.

Fire scorches Nimrod area again

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Authorities do not know what caused a wildfire that burned 93 acres northeast of Nimrod Monday.

The blaze, called the Orton Fire by the DNR, scorched property generally northward along Bunny Hill Road and Big Swamp Creek by the south end of Huntersville State Forest.

Sebeka firefighters were paged at about 1:35 p.m. Other responders included two air tankers, one helicopter and DNR personnel from Nimrod, Park Rapids, Backus and Brainerd.

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