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UPDATE: Crews battle fire and extreme heat near Walkerton

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Fire crews spent several hours Tuesday battling a house fire and braving extreme heat near Walkerton.  The fire started at home on Redwood Road near US-6 around 9:30am on Monday. 

Three firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion, but no other injuries were reported from the fire.  Extra EMS were on the scene specifically to aid crews in dealing with the heat.  They were handing out water and trying to keep the firefighters more rested. 

About fifteen departments were called out to the scene.  The large number of crews on the scene was to help individual firefighters get more rest time while fighting the blaze.

Crews were able to get the fire extinguished shortly after 1:00pm.

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