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The Green Valley fire consumed the Blueberry Log and Timber company owned by Don and Lynnette Guida, located about about 10 miles southwest of Park Rapids, Minn. At least $200,000 equipment was lost, along with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of timber, their son said. Photo by Travis Guida, Special to Forum News Service

Dozens of structures destroyed as firefighters struggle to slow down Green Valley fire

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PARK RAPIDS — A north-central Minnesota fire grew to an estimated 7,100 acres Wednesday, destroying or damaging dozens of structures, as firefighters struggled to slow it down.

The Green Valley fire started about 3 p.m. Tuesday and quickly spread in the area north of Menahga due to high winds.

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