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UPDATE: Grass fire contained in Portage County

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Portage County authorities say a grass fire in the Town of Stockton is now contained.
 
Fire officials may not officially declared the fire out for several hours.
 
The fire started is near 6th Street and Smokey Road Friday night.
 
DNR officials on the scene say, at one point,  flames were shooting up into the air.
 
Authorities say about 30 acres of land were scorched by the flames.
 
More than 50 emergency personnel helped out.
 
Crews say the wind was a big factor, helping spread the flames.
 
Authorities turned off the power to some power lines in that area, because crews were working right below.
 
Investigators are still working to determine a cause.
 
Stay with Newsline 9 and waow.com for updates.
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