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Fires in Blaine county, fire chief injured

Blaine County volunteer firefighting crews spent late Tuesday putting out at least two fires that ignited earlier in the day, one of which was wind-related, the other injuring a fire chief who was battling it.

Fire Chief of the Harlem Fire Department, Robert Scheffelmaer, was injured while battling a fire near Harlem, said Kraig Hansen, fire chief of the Chinook volunteer fire department. Hansen had no further details about how Scheffelmaer was injured or his condition. Julianne LaSmith from Northern Montana Hospital said this morning that Scheffelmaer was not at the hospital.

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