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DNR battles blaze east of Pinewood

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Rising temperatures and wind gusts continue to fan conditions for wildfires in the Bemidji area.

The state Department of Natural Resources Wildfire Information Center reported 15 active wildfires in its Bemidji Area on Saturday, including one which developed along the pipeline east of Pinewood.

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"The DNR had been fighting another fire and driving back, looked down the open pipeline area and saw smoke," said David Hurlbert, who lives in that area.

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