Thursday Afternoon Field Fire
(Le Mars) -- Fire fighters from five different communities responded to a grass/field fire located on the border of Plymouth And Sioux County just one mile north of Struble on Lake Avenue. The fire was first reported at about 1:30 p.m. Le Mars, Maurice, Orange City, Ireton, and Merrill responded to the fire that had burned more than 20 acres of cornfield stubble. The fire was located next to the railroad tracks. Trains were told to stop while fire officials battled the blaze. Fire officials were on the scene for two hours before the fire was brought under control. No word as of yet as to what may have started the fire.
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