BEMIDJI, Minn. - Crews are battling a pair of wildfires that have blackened more than 1200 acres of the Red Lake Indian Reservation.
Authorities say the firefighting team, made up of trained members from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Red Lake DNR Forestry Department, are taking measures to contain the two fires and keep them from spreading.
Their job will not be easy: The weather Tuesday calls for temperatures near 90 degrees and gusty winds, conditions that have triggered a Red Flag fire warning for 90 percent of Minnesota.
Citizerns in the Bemidji area are being warned that they will experience smokey and hazy conditions until the fires are put down, and will see firefighting aircraft in the skies.
At this time authorities say no structures are threatened.
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