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Dickinson resident Troy Huber took the photo above of a fire burning near Mandaree on Thursday from Highway 22. The fire was still active Friday and about 6,000 acres have burned.

3 wildfires scorch western ND: Blaze near Mandaree burns 6,000 acres

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While the state has for the most part escaped the large-scale wildfires garnering national headlines and burning the landscapes of neighboring states South Dakota and Montana, three fires have caused havoc this week in western North Dakota.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs reported Friday that the Little Swallow fire, which started Wednesday in the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, had grown to consume 6,000 acres and was just 40 percent contained.

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Bryan Horwath
A Wisconsin native, Horwath has been covering news in the Oil Patch of North Dakota since 2012. Horwath currently serves as the senior agriculture and political reporter for The Dickinson Press and, despite the team's tendency to always let him down, remains a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan.
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