ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Grass fire burns 30 acres near Little Falls

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

2388591+grassfire.jpg
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. Brainerddispatch.com Graphic
We are part of The Trust Project.

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.

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.

What to read next
The Cowbot would be a way to mow down thistles as a way to control the spread of weeds, "like a Roomba for a pasture," says Eric Buchanan, a renewable energy scientist at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris, Minnesota.
The Red River Valley Water Supply Project will sue farmland owners for eminent domain if they don’t sign easements before July 8, 2022. Farmers say the project is paying one-tenth what others pay for far smaller oil, gas and water pipelines.
Attendees to a recent meeting at a small country church on the border of Minnesota and South Dakota found armed guards at the church entrance. Then someone saw an AR-15, prompting a visit by the sheriff. It's the latest development in a battle for the soul of Singsaas Church near Astoria, South Dakota. The conflict pits a divisive new pastor and his growing nondenominational congregation, who revived the old church, and many descendants of the church's old families, worried about the future of a pioneer legacy.
“We have critical systems,” said Chief Deputy Shane Richard. “When we have a failure, we need someone with the knowledge of our systems here, someone who can basically spring into action and fix the issues.”