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Grundy County Rural Fire Department Was Busy With Grass Fires Saturday

Dry and windy conditions contributed to numerous grass fires in Grundy County Saturday.  The Rural Grundy County fire crews used four brush trucks, two pumpers and a tanker to control the fires that were reported over a six-hour period.

A cigarette thrown from a vehicle may have been the cause of a hayfield fire on Route Y, northeast of Trenton.  That fire burned 10 acres and 20 round bales of hay.

A cigarette was also the likely source of a fire on Route Z and Highway 6, where 5 acres were burned.

A fire at the Marvin Knapp property burned about 40 acres and required firefighters to return a couple of times because the fire would restart.  That fire started as a controlled burn.

Nearby, 100 acres that were burned Friday, restarted twice on Saturday.

There was also a fire that started as a CRP burn near Highway 6 and PP.  Jamesport Fire Department assisted with that fire as Grundy County was already on a call.