Kittson County fire burns 2,000 acres

LANCASTER, Minn. (KVRR/KNOX) – Fire has destroyed about 2,000 acres of brush and grassland in Kittson County.

Lancaster Fire Chief Casey Faken, says the fire was reported late Tuesday afternoon in McKinley Township, near the Canadian border.  No injuries were reported.

Faken says the Grand Forks National Weather Service spotted the fire on its GPS satellite and called it in.  He says crews were on scene until about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Faken said the fire is about 98% contained, but said “there’s probably 25% inside the black that’s burning old peat ground.”

Faken said about 30 firefighters from multiple agencies fought the fire.

(photos from Lancaster Fire Dept.)

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