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Crews extinguish north Fargo brush fire

FARGO - Fire crews were able to extinguish a brush fire in an industrial portion of north Fargo early Sunday afternoon.Around 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10, firefighters were called to the blaze just north of 12th Avenue North along a stretch of ra...

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Firefighters at the scene of a brush fire north of 12th Avenue North in Fargo on Sunday, April 10, 2016. Rick Abbott / The Forum
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FARGO - Fire crews were able to extinguish a brush fire in an industrial portion of north Fargo early Sunday afternoon.

Around 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10, firefighters were called to the blaze just north of 12th Avenue North along a stretch of railroad tracks west of the overpass there.

Firefighters had the fire under control by about 1 p.m.

With gusty winds in the area, smoke from the fire was blown to the southeast, making neighborhoods smoky for about a half hour.

Officials haven’t said what’s believed to have caused the fire, but conditions are very dry in the region. On Saturday the West Fargo Fire Department responded to two fires blamed on dry conditions.

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The National Weather Service upgraded the Red River Valley's fire danger to critical on Saturday. Southeastern North Dakota was said to be in extreme fire danger and under a Red Flag warning.

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