The grass fire season has started, and the Pine Point community knows firsthand.
A grass fire burned right up to a school playground Monday.
Kyle Anderson, a timber program forester with the Park Rapids DNR Forestry office, was one of the firefighters who responded to the scene. Carsonville Fire Department took the lead, and White Earth DNR personnel also showed up.
Anderson said the page went out at approximately 1:48 p.m. and some eight firefighters and four Type 6 wildland fire engines responded. Less than one acre was burned.
"It was a pretty standard grass fire for this time of year," said Anderson.