LITTLE FALLS-Firefighters from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Randall and Little Falls fire departments battled a grass fire Saturday.

Randall Fire Chief Scott Houghson said the blaze burned 30 acres of a farm field on Ginger Road in Green Prairie Township, just north of Little Falls. The fire was reported about 6 p.m., he said, and about 15 firefighters from all involved agencies responded. Firefighters were on scene for about an hour before the flames were extinguished.

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The cause of the fire remained unknown Sunday, although Houghson said this time of year typically marks the beginning of an elevated fire danger. Houghson said this is the first grass fire of the season the Randall Fire Department has responded to.

"It's that time of year, with the early snow melt, with any burning it doesn't take much to start a fire at this time," he said.