Two Area Fire Departments Battle Grove Fire

Sat 5-9-2020

(Wallingford)-- Two area fire departments spent a part of their day today (Saturday) battling a grove fire in Emmet county.

The Wallingford and Estherville Fire Departments were called to 374 St. James Avenue just east of Wallingford shortly after 1:30 pm. Upon arriving firefighters found several trees on fire along with some grass and abandoned vehicles on fire. Crews had to use some heavy equipment to move some of the items to extinguish the fire which was being spread by a gusty wind.

Wallingford Fire Chief Jarrod Fischer says the fire was the result of a controlled burn from earlier in the week that re-kindled.

Firefighters were on the scene about two hours.

No injuries were reported.