DNR equipment shortage
December’s warm temperatures and scarcity of snow have prolonged the fire season for DNR foresters and posed occasional equipment shortages that have had to be overcome.
Wednesday’s grass fire in the South Long Lake area (about 10 miles south of Brainerd) was one example. The blaze burned two to three acres in a mostly wooded and swamp area off a farm field, setting a stack of hay bales on fire.
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