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Firefighters battled a wildfire Tuesday evening in a rural swath of northern Riley County.

It began around 7 p.m. in the area near Bjorling Road, northeast of Randolph, starting near the recent Carlson Road fire. An estimated 180 acres burned into the evening, according to Riley County Fire District No. 1. There were no reports of any structural damage.

Crews cleared the scene by 11 p.m. and will be returning this morning to check for hot spots.

The fire was caused by a permitted, controlled burn in the area that got out of control.

Personnel from Riley County as well as the Manhattan, Blue Rapids and Waterville Fire Departments provided assistance.