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The charred remains of the controlled burn. (Sun Current staff photo by Mike Hanks)

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Firefighters supervise the flames as fires set near the Bloomington bass ponds cut down woody vegetation along the edge of a marsh. (Sun Curre…

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A Bloomington Fire Department all-terrain vehicle navigates along the flames of fires set near the Bloomington bass ponds April 22. (Sun Curre…

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Equipped to navigate on both land and in a swamp, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife employee Aaron Eversman navigates a Marsh Master vehicle …

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Aboard a Marsh Master, Bloomington Fire Department Asst. Chief Laura McCarthy ignites cattails in the marsh near the Minnesota Valley National…

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Cattails and vegetation around the Bloomington bass ponds go up in flames April 22 during a controlled burn a short distance from the office a…

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mhanks

Can't tell anyone? Seems like an odd caveat.

I have been to tapings of TPIR. I wasn't picked as a contestant, but there was nothing stopping me from talking about what happened. Granted, I didn't know the people who won, but during one taping I sat next to a guy that won $11,000 on t…