Three Different Agencies Respond To Grass Fire Between Broken Bow And Oconto

At approximately 11:15 AM on Monday, November 25 a grass fire was reported approximately 10 miles south of Broken Bow on highway 21. The fire took place on private land just to the west of highway 21.

According to Fire and EMS Coordinator, Andy Holland, the fire started after the land owner lost control of a controlled burn. Holland stated that the owner was burning weeds and grass under a fence line when the fire took off, due to the dry conditions.

The fire appeared to have burned out of the valley and had begun to burn over top of a nearby hill, pushed by moderate winds to the east.

Crews were able to quickly contain the blaze in less than thirty minutes. Scanner traffic indicated that crews reported back at their respective stations at approximately 1:20 PM.

Five fire trucks and one ambulance responded to the scene which included thirteen firemen and two EMT’s.

No injuries were reported.

The fire burned approximately 30 acres.