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Friday Update: Crews take advantage of weather to attack Bruler Fire; 'mop up' spot fire


July 14, 2021

Crews continued taking advantage of the week’s mild weather to attack the Bruler Fire 20 miles east of Sweet Home, now estimated at 156 acres as of Friday morning.

The blaze, first detected Monday afternoon, burns near the jurisdiction of Forest Roads 11 (Straight Creek and Quartzville roads) and 1133 approximately 8 miles south of Detroit Lake.

According to information provided by the U.S. Forest Service, additional resources have arrived, allowing personnel to “mop up” a spot fire in the northeast section of an established fire perimeter.

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