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Woman, 72, burned in grass fire

Patricia Pauna, 72, was air-lifted to a hospital in Duluth after she received severe burns to her arms and legs when when she tried to put a grass fire with a shovel in rural Itasca County, the Duluth News Tribune reports. The fire had started in a pit and spread to nearby tall grasses. Local fire crews and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources put it out.
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Patricia Pauna, 72, was air-lifted to a hospital in Duluth after she received severe burns to her arms and legs when when she tried to put a grass fire with a shovel in rural Itasca County in northern Minnesota, the Duluth News Tribune reports.

The woman was in critical condition Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.

The fire had started in a pit and spread to nearby tall grasses, the News Tribune reports. Local fire crews and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources put it out.

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