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Brainerd firefighter Kurt Doree sprays water on a grass fire south of Brainerd W

Firefighters and DNR fight grass fire in the woods

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A spark from a permitted burn appeared to have started a grass fire behind a residence Wednesday on the 8100 block of Crow Wing County Road 123, just south of Brainerd.

Brainerd Fire Chief Kevin Stunek said as firefighters were traveling to the scene of the grass fire, they saw a plume of smoke above the tree line, so they called in for more resources.

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