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Cornfield fire doused Tuesday afternoon near Verndale

Crews from the Verndale Fire Department fight a fire blowing across a corn field Tuesday at about 11:30 a.m. near 141st Ave. southeast of England Prairie Pioneer grounds. Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal1 / 2
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Crews from the Verndale Fire Department and the Wadena Fire Department were working to knock down a grass fire just before noon on Tuesday, just southeast of England Prairie Pioneer Club grounds. The fire was put out just before 1:30 p.m.

The report of the fire came in around 11:30 a.m. at the location of 10732 141st Ave. in Verndale. Initially Verndale Fire Department responded to the blaze, which was working across a corn field of mostly corn stubble. Shortly after arrival they called Wadena Fire Department to respond to the east side of the fire. The fire was headed towards a wooded area, and some structures.

A chopper was called in and assisted in putting out the blaze after dropping water on the fire.

Crews were clearing from the scene just after 1:30 p.m. Also on scene were Wadena County Sheriff and Verndale Police.