Tuesday Was A Busy Day For Some Area Fire Departments

Wed 3-29-2017

(Undated)-- It was a busy day Tuesday for some area fire departments.

The Lake Park Fire Department was called to the scene of a grass fire or field fire shortly before 1:00 pm in the area of 1569 160th Avenue, east of Lake Park. Authorities say a controlled burn had gotten out of hand and spread to a grassy area. No structures were threatened and no injuries were reported.

Firefighters from Estherville, Wallingford and Superior battled a barn fire Tuesday afternoon west of Estherville, or just east of the Emmet/Dickinson county line. The barn was pretty much engulfed when firefighters arrived. There was no immediate word as to what, if anything was inside. There was also no immediate word on a possible cause. Firefighters were on the scene nearly a couple of a hours. No injuries were reported.

Just as firefighters were putting the finishing touches on that fire, the Estherville and Wallingford Fire Departments were called to a grass fire just north of Estherville on Highway 4. Officials say that fire was relatively small and was quickly extinguished.

And Firefighters from Dickens and Spencer were called to the scene of a grass fire late Tuesday afternoon near Dickens.

Officials urge anyone planning to do any open burning to exercise extreme caution due to the dead, dry vegetation which can act as kindling. They say the danger should subside once things green up and with the predictions of rain in the forecast.