MN National Guard Sends More To Fight Fire

By KBJR News 1

Credit: Sgt. Johnny Angelo

MN National Guard Sends More To Fight Fire

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September 14, 2011 Updated Sep 14, 2011 at 2:35 PM CST

Ely, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The Minnesota National Guard is sending more troops to help the hundreds of firefighters fighting the blaze.

Twenty-five soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard left from St. Paul this morning to aid in fire suppression efforts.

Four Minnesota National Guard UH-60 "Black Hawk" helicopters and Army and Air National Guard Aviation support teams took off Tuesday morning from St. Paul to assist in firefighting efforts. Governor Dayton had issued an Executive Order directing the Guard to help fight the fire.

The 148th Fighter Wing from Duluth is supplying fuel support for the Black Hawk helicopters.

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