A close call for a helicopter pilot on the north side of Pelican Lake.

The Audubon fire chief says the chopper was spraying potato fields around 10:45 this morning when he clipped a power line along the Becker–Otter Tail County line.

The line fell and started a grass fire about an acre wide.

Firefighters were able to get the fire out quickly.

The downed line also caused some power outages in the area.

Authorities say the pilot was not hurt and continued on his flight, calling in the accident.