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Published April 19, 2014, 07:49 PM

Grass fire south of Hawley Saturday afternoon

Hawley, MN (WDAY TV) - A struggle against a difficult grass fire just south of Hawley. The fire started this afternoon shortly after 1 o'clock.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Hawley, MN (WDAY TV) - A struggle against a difficult grass fire just south of Hawley.

The fire started this afternoon shortly after 1 o'clock.

No structures were threatened.

The Hawley Fire Department responded to the fire.

Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist says the crew had to call for mutual aid from Barnesville as winds picked up.

Bill Bergquist/Clay County Sheriff: "They did have extra relief come in just because when you're out here with all your gear on, trudging through the wind. Yeah, it can overwhelm the fire fighters."

The fire started when a homeowner in the area tried to burn dead trees.

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