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.

Comments (5)
  1. Exp says:

    Either the crew or a cigarette butt tossed out of a car caused it. I’m betting on the cigarette butt myself. It’s how a majority of roadside grass fires start. People too lazy to use their ashtray.

    1. Jason says:

      They are too lazy to use the turn signal switch which is closer than the ashtray, so I guess we can’t expect anything different. Some people are just more responsible than others…….the gene pool has been tainted for quite some time now.

      1. Duhhh, what did he say? says:

        Doy doy doy doy doy doy doy?

        1. Ash Tray says:

          He means most people don’t know how to use their stinking blinker, so why would they use an ashtray. Der.

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