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Firefighters, DNR fight grass fire east of Detroit Lakes

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Detroit Lakes firefighters responded to a large grass fire Tuesday caused by a pile of cardboard boxes and high winds.

The call came around 4:30 p.m. reporting there was an "out of control" grass fire on the north side of Highway 34, about 5 miles east of Detroit Lakes.

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Fire Chief Jeff Swanson said a resident who burned a pile of cardboard boxes "stepped away for a little bit, then when he got out it, it was spread through the woods."

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