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Roseau Co. wildfire has torched 5,800 acres

Christi Powers, of the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center, tells KARE 11 the blaze began around 8 Sunday evening and remains "very active".
(Credit: Shawn Olsen)

ROSEAU, Minn. - A northern Minnesota wildfire has torched nearly 6,000 acres, according to state officials.

Christi Powers, of the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center, tells KARE 11 the blaze began around 8 Sunday evening and remains "very active" thanks to westerly winds. At least 5,800 acres have been destroyed in what's being called the North County Road 7 Fire. The blaze is located 15 miles northwest of Greenbush in Roseau County.

Powers is unsure how it started but is most likely due to dry vegetation from last year.

There are multiple air and ground crews on the scene. Powers says no structures are threatened at this time.

(Credit: Shawn Olsen)

A grass fire burned close to 250 acres near the St. Cloud prison Sunday afternoon. A Red Flag Warning was issued over the weekend for much of central and eastern Minnesota.