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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)

Fire burns Cottage Grove cornfield

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

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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

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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. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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