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Nevis and DNR firefighters battled a grass fire south of the city Tuesday evening. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Grass fire burns south of Nevis

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Nevis firefighters battled a persistent grass fire south of the city Tuesday evening.

Firefighters were called to a ditch off County Road 33 around 5 p.m.

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Recent high winds and sun have made fields and ditches tinder dry.

The fire burned a patch of ditch, then, fanned by light winds, headed into a nearby stand of trees.

Nevis firefighters were assisted by DNR Forestry firefighters

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
(218) 732-3364
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