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Grass fire extinguished on Highway 61

Cottage Grove firefighters made short work of a small grass fire July 3 on the median of northbound Highway 61.  

The fire was reported at 11:23 a.m. between the Innovation Road and Jamaica Avenue exits.  

There were no reported injuries.

Cottage Grove Police assisted. Traffic in both directions briefly was reduced to a single lane.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

William Loeffler

William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009. 

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