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Firefighters perform controlled burn


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WAKEFIELD — Members of the Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department made short work of a controlled burn of brush on Wednesday evening.

According to Fire Chief Lou Boetto and Assistant Chief Mike Singleton, the brush dates back to a severe storm that hit the region in the summer of 2016.

According to reports at that time, straight-line winds of about 90 mph destroyed countless trees and power lines and ripped the roof from the former ice rink on M-28 next to Sunday Lake.

As city workers and other residents cleaned up the mess, the resulting brush eventu...

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