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Published: Wednesday, 7/11/2007

Lenawee officials probe suspicious fires in fields

ADRIAN Wheat field fires in Lenawee County during the last few days are under investigation as suspicious, the county sheriff s office said yesterday.

Three field fires were reported about 10 a.m. Sunday near Blissfield one off East Ridgeville Road, west of Loar Highway; another off Loar, south of East Ridgeville Road, and the third off Lipp Highway, south of Ridgeville Road. Damage estimates were not available.

The most recent fire occurred about 3:30 p.m. Monday near Pence Highway and East Mulberry, near Jasper, Mich. It consumed 45 acres of standing wheat before it was extinguished.

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