JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – The Jamestown Rural Fire Department was called out to a grass fire in a field roughly one mile west of Country Acres Veterinary Clinic southwest of Jamestown.
The department was called out at around 11:45 AM. Rural Fire Department Chief Ben Maulding reports that the fire was caused by farm equipment hitting a rock while disking a dry slough.
“[The] fire was contained to only the slough,” Maulding stated. “The farmer on scene was able to create a fire break around the fire. There was minimal damage to the cornfield caused by the creation of the fire break.”
Five units responded with 11 firefighters. They were on scene for roughly 45 minutes. Around two acres of the field burned.
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