The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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May 15, 2013

Weather improves as crews fight NW Minn. wildfire

MENAHGA — The weather has improved but authorities expect the fire danger to remain high for the next couple days as they fight a wildfire near the northwestern Minnesota town of Menahga.

A late-morning update from the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center says several structures were lost after the fire started around 3 p.m. Tuesday about two miles northwest of Menahga. But it says there's currently no confirmation on the number and type of structures lost.

The Forum of Fargo, N.D., reports about 100 to 125 residents from the Green Pine Acres Nursing Home and elsewhere in the

Menagha area spent the night at the Sebeka School. The Green Valley Fire has burned about 3,000 to 4,000 acres. No injuries have been reported.

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