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Area fire crews battle brush fire in Cass County, schools evacuated

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BEMIDJI -- Area fire crews are battling a brush fire south of Cass Lake. The fire was reported at about 1:30 p.m., witnesses told the Pioneer, and officials are using aerial and ground efforts to combat the fire. The staging area for firefighters is at the Pike Bay Town Hall, officials said. The fire was reported to be located south of 156th Street NW, across the street from Cass Lake Bena High School and schools were evacuated, witnesses said. 

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