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Fire burns Cottage Grove cornfield

Firefighters from Cottage Grove and St. Paul Park were called to a cornfield fire Wednesday in a field northeast of 80th Street and Keats Avenue. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)1 / 4
Cottage Grove firefighters spray water on a fire in a cornfield near 80th Street and Keats Avenue Wednesday afternoon. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)2 / 4
A firefighter brushes along the edge of a cornfield fire Wednesday in Cottage Grove. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)3 / 4
Firefighters spray the burned cornfield Wednesday afternoon in Cottage Grove. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)4 / 4

A fire burned part of a harvested cornfield and threatened a field of standing cornstalks on a windy Wednesday afternoon in Cottage Grove.

Firefighters from Cottage Grove and St. Paul Park were called to the fire in a field on the north side of 80th Street and east of Keats Avenue around 3 p.m. The land is owned by the Tank family.

The fire was mostly under control within about a half-hour.

-Scott Wente

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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