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UPDATE: Heavy equipment helping put out hay bale fire in Wahpeton

Hay bales on fire at the Masonite Plant north of Wahpeton, ND.
Hay bales on fire at the Masonite Plant north of Wahpeton, ND.(Brett Lambrecht/Richland County)
Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 5:17 AM CDT
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WAHPETON, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Fire crews say they’ll be on scene all day to contain hay bales on fire near a business in Wahpeton.

The Wahpeton Fire Department was called out at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday for the fire at the Masonite Plant. The Breckenridge Fire Department is providing mutual aid.

Richland County Emergency Manager, Brett Lambrecht, says first responders have brought in heavy equipment from Comstock Construction and Ehlert Construction to help. They are using a track hoe and two bulldozers to spread out the bales and extinguish the fire.

It’s a stubborn fire to get out, but no one has been hurt.

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