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Smoke from a grass fire covered the area behind 8591 Geneva Avenue Tuesday afternoon. (Bulletin photo by Toni Lambert)

Grass fire, wind confront firefighters

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Grass fire, wind confront firefighters
Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

Firefighters from Cottage Grove and St. Paul Park battled a grass fire and the wind today at about 2:45 p.m. behind the residence at 8591 Geneva Avenue in Cottage Grove.

The fire, which covered 4 to 5 acres, was described as an "illegal burn," by Cottage Grove Deputy Fire Chief Al Beasley.

Blowing from the south-southwest at 20 mph, the wind was gusting close to 30 mph, leaving firefighters with hot spots to control throughout the burn area.

Toni Lambert
(651) 459-3435