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At 3:30pm on Wednesday April 27th the  Le Mars Fire-Rescue Department was called for a grass fire at 24221 190th Street.

This is approximately 9 miles west of Le Mars.

Upon arrival the grass fire had spread to a large shed which contained 3 tractors.  The fire had also spread to a grove on the westside of the property next to a corn stubble field.

Firefighters attacked the building fire with two hose lines and used a brush truck to put the fire out in the grove.  A tractor and disc was used on the westside of the property to protect the field.

The Le Mars Fire-Rescue was assisted at the scene by the Akron and Merrill Fire Departments who brought water and additional personnel to the scene.  The Orange City Fire Department responded to the City of Le Mars to answer any other fire emergencies.  Kellen Tree Service also assisted with cutting down a few trees to assist firefighting efforts.

Firefighters were on scene for almost three hours making sure everything was out.

The cause of the fire was an old burn pit that was burnt last week and reignited with the east winds which were gusting at over 20mph at the time of the fire.

There were no injuries.

Le Mars Fire-Rescue request that if anyone has a burn pile or pit that was burnt in the last week, that it be covered with dirt if possible to stop the chance of a rekindle.

Nick Gengler photo
Nick Gengler photo