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Firefighters douse rural grass fires

Posted: Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

BROOKINGS Brookings firefighters were called on to extinguish two rural grass fires the past weekend, one a small blaze that escaped from a burn barrel and the second a carefully planned controlled burn.

The first took place early Saturday evening, just south of town, when flames from a burn barrel touched off a grass fire. The fire department was called about 6:30 p.m. to 3301 Main Ave. S. to extinguish the fire, which ultimately consumed about three-quarters of an acre.

Deputy Chief Pete Bolzer said that although the fire started next to an outbuilding, firefighters were able to protect the structure from any damage.

For the complete article see the 05-14-2013 issue.

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