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Published April 03, 2012, 06:29 PM

Crews battling large grass fire near Kindred

Kindred, ND (WDAY TV) - Tonight we are seeing the downfalls of a dry winter and warm spring. A number of grass fires are burning in the area, including one near Kindred.

Tonight we are seeing the downfalls of a dry winter and warm spring. A number of grass fires are burning in the area, including one near Kindred. A controlled burn that got out of control is claiming hundreds of acres of land.

The giant plume of smoke that's hanging over this fire is visible from dozens of miles away. This fire that has been going for hours is finally calming down.

The call came in about 6 hours ago, just after 12 this afternoon. More than half-a-dozen agencies have responded to try and contain the fire. The Forest Service has started a back burn to hopefully prevent the fire from crossing highway 18, which is about a mile west of where we are right now.

The fire came within a football field of one home, but with the help of fire crews, an excavator and neighboring farmers, they were able to save the homes.

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