WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-white01, ww color white

Local

Dry Winter Sparks Rare Dec. Grass Fire On Hwy. 52

View Comments
(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. 4 Things To Know For July 28
  2. Lightning Strike At Venice Beach Kills 1, Injures Others
  3. New Zip Line Debuts At Mall Of America
  4. Who's That In The Stands During 'Little Big League'?
  5. Get Movin' Monday: How To Slow Down Our Busy Lives

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — A rare sight in winter sparked on Highway 52 near Downtown St. Paul Tuesday morning — a grass fire.

The fire was spotted by WCCO-TV crews around 9:30 a.m.

Minnesota has gotten an unusually low amount of snow and precipitation this season, so the ground is drier than normal.

WCCO-TV noticed a crew from the Minnesota Department of Transportation repairing a bent fence in that area, but it is not clear what sparked the fire.

The flames spread fast because of the dry and windy conditions.

The St. Paul fire department was able to quickly get the flames out when they arrived.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus