Grass fire triggers evacuations in Anoka County

Fire crews from at least three municipalities were called to the scene to put down the flames. A lack of moisture is contributing to tinder-dry conditions across the Twin Cities and the state of Minnesota.
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Fire crews from at least three municipalities were called to the scene to put down the flames. A lack of moisture is contributing to tinder-dry conditions across the Twin Cities and the state of Minnesota.

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