Fire Department Responds To Field Fire
(Le Mars) — Le Mars Fire and Rescue Department responded to a field fire Saturday afternoon at about 1:05 p.m. The fire was located in a corn stubble field north of Le Mars about three miles between 150th and 160th Streets on Marble Avenue. Mike Wise, Assistant Fire and Rescue Chief says the fire started from a burn barrel that was burning, and the north winds help spread the embers to the adjacent field. Firefighters were assisted with fighting the field fire from a local farmer that had a tillage disk. Wise estimates an area of nearly two and a half acres had burnt. Firefighters were on the scene for about 45 minutes.
Hunter Falls In River
(Le Mars) — Plymouth County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call that came through the Plymouth County Communications Center at about 10:05 a.m. indicating a hunter and his dog had fallen into the Big Sioux River, near Boyd’s Bend access north of Akron. Deputies were able to arrive at the scene at about 10:18 a.m. to find a hunter and his dog stuck in the water and unable to get out of the water due to the tall embankment. Sheriff’s Deputies and an Akron firefighter were able to pull the hunter and his dog from the river. The hunter was transported to Hawarden Hospital by the Akron Ambulance for possible hypothermia. Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Akron Fire Department and Akron Ambulance. The hunter was not identified in the news release, however, the hunter is expected to make a full recovery with no injuries.