Lights and Sirens

Rock Rapids Firefighters Extinguish Grass Fire

Rock Rapids, Iowa — The Rock Rapids Fire Department was called out to a fire on Monday, June 14, 2021, near Rock Rapids.

According to Rock Rapids Assistant Fire Chief Tanner Vogl, about 2:15 p.m., the Rock Rapids Fire Department was called to the report of a grass fire near 1675 Garfield Avenue, three miles west of the south side of Rock Rapids, and three-quarters of a mile south.

The assistant chief says the fire department saw the ditch on fire as they approached the scene. He says they used water to fight the fire.

Assistant Chief Vogl says no injuries were reported.

He says the cause of the fire is undetermined, but he said that someone was cutting hay there a few minutes before, and it’s thought that perhaps a spark from that machine or something hot on it started the fire.

Assistant Chief Vogl reports that damage was limited to about 40 feet of ditch grass on one side of the road.

He says the firefighters who responded were on the scene for about 20 minutes.

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