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TOWN OF GORDON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities are ordering an evacuation of Barnes Township in northwestern Wisconsin because of a rapidly growing wildfire.

Douglas and Bayfield County Emergency Management says an immediate evacuation has been ordered for everything west of County Highway A and north of County Highway N.

The evacuation order was posted on the website of the National Weather Service in Duluth, Minn.

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