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Wednesday News Update 05-16

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Welcome to your news update.

GRASS FIRE RIPPS THROUGH 15 HUNDRED ACRES NEAR LANCASTER

A grass fire that's ripped through about 15-hundred acres near Lancaster is now 100 percent contained.

Here's a look at an aerial view of what took place in Kittson County northeast of Grand Forks yesterday.

Ambulance crews were even called in because flames were threatening buildings and got extremely close to livestock.

Fire officials confirmed a cabin is a total loss from the fire.

Minnesota Incident command says crews were even called in from Kenora, Ontario to help fight the flames.

This is video of one of their planes filling up with water at a local lake to dump on the fire.

It was estimated the acres crossed into Canada.

The Lancaster Fire Department says there were no injuries or livestock losses from the fire.

GRAFTON FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDS TO DOZENS OF GRASS FIRES

Meanwhile, the Grafton Fire Department says they have responded to more than a dozen grass fires in the last few weeks.

That's generally the number of fires they put out all year.

The emergency manager says they have about 2 dozen volunteer fire fighters ready to respond within minutes.

A red flag warning for northwest Minnesota and across northeast North Dakota wrapped up at 8 p.m. last night.

FURGO DOG RUN

Running shoes and paws hit the pavement for the third annual Furgo Dog Run last night.

Two time champion Nikki Newman, a 20 pound rescue dog, led the pack at the Fargodome.

They ran alongside more than 500 dogs, bug and small, on a mile and a half long course.

Nikki had her mind on protecting her title, and she did. Winning first place for the third year in a row.

Fargo Marathon Week continues today with the Great American Mile at Sidestreet Grille and Pub.

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