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Falling tree sparks 22-acre wildfire at Little Ball Club Lake

DEER RIVER, Minn. -- A tree falling on a power line Sunday started a 22-acre wildfire near Little Ball Club Lake in the Chippewa National Forest, officials said Monday.

Aircraft and fire crews worked into the evening Sunday to extinguish the blaze, and firefighters continued working Monday to put out hot spots left behind by the fire. The U.S. Forest Service said motorists should use caution in driving in the area and access to Little Ball Club Lake is closed until further notice. Little Ball Club Lake is about 50 miles east of Bemidji. 

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