Oronoco, MN (KROC-AM News)- Fire crews in Olmsted County are battling dry conditions and heavy wind during a warmer-than usual February morning firefight. 

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The fire is burning north of Rochester and has sent a large cloud of smoke in the air. Limited information is available, however MnDOT traffic cameras are picking up a sizable cloud of smoke. 

The smoke drifted westward over to Hwy. 52 and appears to be impacting visibility along a stretch of the four-lane highway. Emergency dispatch communications indicate the fire is occurring near Oronoco. 

Northbound Hwy. 52 at 75th St. NW MnDOT

Traffic camera images indicate the smoke is coming from a fire east of Hwy. 52 between the 75th St. Northwest/Hwy. 63 exit and the County Rd. 112 exit in southern Oronoco. 


Dispatch traffic indicates tanker trucks from multiple fire departments are at the scene. No other information is available.

This is a developing story. Check back for more information 

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