MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Crews from the Department of Natural Resources and several fire departments battled and knocked down a wildfire Wednesday about 25 miles northeast of Duluth.

The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said that crews responded to the fire, which blazed near the 1300 block of Nappa Road in Alden Township, around 1:40 p.m. When crews arrived on the scene, about five acres were on fire or burnt.

Local residents were told about the fire and the possibility of evacuation. But with the help of a DNR helicopter, the fire was extinguished.

No one was injured in the battle, and no personal property was destroyed, the sheriff’s office said.

The fire is under investigation and the area is safe for residents to return.

Residents should be aware of the fire conditions and to extinguish all fires completely, the sheriff’s office said. The fire near Nappa Road was just one of five fires that started in the area on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, crews are battling wildfires across the state and across the border in Wisconsin.


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