Paullina, Iowa — About twenty acres of cornstalk stubble was burned in a fire on Thursday, May 6, 2021, near Paullina.
According to Paullina Fire Chief Brent Noteboom, at about 12:50 p.m., the Paullina Fire Department was called to the report of a field fire near 4822 Redwing Avenue, about two miles south of Paullina.
The chief says the fire department saw cornstalks on fire as they approached the scene. He says they used water to fight the fire, as the field had already been planted with soybean seed and they didn’t want to disturb the seed if they could avoid it.
Noteboom says no injuries were reported.
He says the Granville Fire Department responds to all Paullina calls too, so they responded as well.
Noteboom tells us someone had left a garbage fire unattended and the fire crept into the field.
He says the firefighters who responded were on the scene for probably half an hour or so.