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Crews respond to 40 acre ginseng fire near Brantford

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Around 50 firefighters from multiple stations responded to a ginseng farm just west of Brantford Sunday.

Brant County said 40 acres of the farm northwest of Burford went up in flames.

The damage is estimated around $400,000.

Firefighters were called to the property around 12:30 p.m.

As of just before 5 p.m., the flames were contained, but fire crews continued to battle hot spots.

Brant County credited collaboration between firefighters and the farmer with controlling heat and limiting damage from the blaze.

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