Grass fire reported

Published 3:31 pm Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Albert Lea firefighter Trevor DeRaad pulls a fire hose while firefighter Jordan DeVries observes Wednesday afternoon while dousing a small grass fire on Commercial Street on the south side of Albert Lea. -- Tim Engstrom/Albert Lea Tribune

Albert Lea firefighters doused a grass fire Wednesday along the gravel portion of Commercial Street in the south part of Albert Lea.

The fire was contained to grass beneath a stand of trees but was at the west end of a large grassy field and could have become much larger. It is the same grassy field where 19 acres burned in April because boys were playing with matches.

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About Tim Engstrom

Tim Engstrom is the editor of the Albert Lea Tribune. He resides in Albert Lea with his wife, two sons and dog.

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