Firefighters with the Willmar Fire Department respond to a grass fire Monday along Kandiyohi County Road 5, about six miles north of Willmar. The fire burned around a metal machine shed, a truck and very close to a house. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
Crews control blaze near Pennock, but not before 200 acres burn
PENNOCK -- A small brush fire that was fanned by east winds sparked an out-of-control grass fire Monday afternoon that burned a 1½-mile stretch of conservation reserve land and came dangerously close to a house and an out-building.
It's estimated that 200 acres of grassland was burned along with live and downed trees that were in the path of the blaze.
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