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Silo wildfire 30 percent contained

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Silo wildfire 30 percent contained
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

THIEFR RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- The Silo wildfire northeast of Thief River Falls is around 30-percent contained.

The fire in the Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge started as a prescribed burn but shot past its parameters last month, when high winds fanned the flames. Around 25 firefighters are on the scene. Fire information officer Dick Birger (Burger) says, as a result, 1,300 acres in the southwest corner of the refuge will be closed to all hunting starting tomorrow through January 1st.

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He says hunters are being asked to be extra cautious and to not assume the crews outfitted in blaze orange mean the area is open for hunting.

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