Carpio fire extinguished

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4/30/21, 8:29 p.m.

Karter Lesmann, the Burlington Fire Chief, says around 100 acres were burned, but everyone in town made it out safely and no structures were affected.

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4/30/21, 8 p.m.

Firefighters have extinguished the Carpio fire. Burlington and Carpio Fire Departments will remain on the scene overnight and into Saturday to watch for flareups.

4/30/21, 4:37 p.m.

Chief Schmidt says Carpio is safe and residents may now return home.

4/30/21, 4:29 p.m.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says Highway 52 and Highway 28 are now open.

4/30/21, 3:50 p.m.

Chris Larson with the Carpio Fire Department said the fire is now 100% contained, and they’re continuing work to completely extinguishing it.

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4/30/21, 3:35 p.m.

Ward County Emergency Manager Jen Wiechmann said no buildings in the town have burned as of mid-afternoon. No injuries have been reported.

Wiechmann and Chief Schmidt said it isn’t clear how many acres the fire covered nor how it started.

A shelter is being set up at a school in Berthold for evacuees.

Highway 52 is shut down near Carpio as well.

4/30/21, 2:26 p.m.

Berthold Chief of Police Al Schmidt said Carpio is under evacuation due to a large grass fire threatening the town.

Carpio is home to about 150 people.

KX News has a reporter heading to the scene now for more information.

This is a developing story. Stick with us for updates.

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