Wisconsin wildfire

Associated Press
A wildfire actively burns through the forest along Sutfin Road east of Duck Pond Road in Highland Township, Wis., east of Solon Springs, Wis.,  late Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Crews from Wisconsin and Minnesota were trying to control a rapidly growing wildfire in northwestern Wisconsin that forced evacuations of the sparsely populated area.  Several structures were destroyed in a mostly rural and wooded area east of Solon Springs as the forest fire grew to 9 square miles, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said. No injuries had been reported.  (AP Photo/The Duluth News-Tribune, Clint Austin)

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Wisconsin firefighters have contained a blaze that destroyed 17 homes and 30 other structures as it swept across 9,000 acres. The Department of Natural Resources announced on its Twitter account May 16 that logging equipment started the fire. The blaze began May 14 near Simms Lake in Douglas County, 40 miles southeast of Duluth, Minn.

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