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Residents burning anthill start wildland fire

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A wildland fire started today at approximately 6 P.M. near the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Black Eagle after residents nearby started to burn an anthill according to Black Eagle Fire.

The fire quickly picked up because of the strong winds in the area.

Black Eagle Volunteer Fire was on route to a training exercise when they got the call and was on the scene in minutes.

They quickly had the fire under control in a matter of minutes and only roughly half an acre burned according to Black Eagle Fire.

The department says just because its spring, doesn't mean these fires can't happen.

"Do note that it looks green, but it's really dry," said Mike Deshayes.

Deshayes just wants people to be safe while burning.

"We ask people if it's windy, do not burn. Make sure you have an adequate water supply... and a burn permit. Just be Safe," said Deshayes.

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