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See smoke in Empire? It's under control

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Farmington, 55024
Farmington Independent
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Farmington Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

Where there's smoke, there's fire. That's the case in Empire township Wednesday afternoon, but it is not a fire that should be cause for alarm.

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According to Farmington fire marshal John Powers, the large plume of brownish-gray smoke that was visible to the east of Farmington is the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource's responsibility. The DNR is conducting a controlled prairie restoration burn.

Powers said the local fire department is aware of the controlled burn, but is not participating in it.

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