Dry Conditions, Oronoco Fire Spreads Fast

Multiple brush and grass fires were reported in Olmsted County Sunday. The Red Flag Warning raised extra concern due to the dry conditions and gusty winds.

Posted: Apr 29, 2018 10:22 PM
Updated: May 1, 2018 10:34 AM

ORONOCO, Minn. - Multiple brush and grass fires were reported in Olmsted County Sunday.
The Red Flag Warning raised extra concern due to the dry conditions and gusty winds.

It didn't take long for flames to spread just outside of Oronoco Sunday afternoon. Fire crews were called to a home off Highway 52 and 100th St. NW for a report of a debris fire that had gotten out of hand.

Pine Island Fire Department, Olmsted County Sheriff's Department and Oronoco Emergency Responders were on scene.

The Pine Island Rural Fire Truck Association said a grass fire started the original fire.

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