Fire crews respond to grass fire in Carver County

CARVER COUNTY, MN—At least nine agencies are responding to a grass fire on the south side of Eagle Lake near Norwood Young America.

Two firefighters were injured when a grass rig, a pick up truck used by firefighters, exploded on the scene.

Both crew members sustained minor injuries, which were treated at the scene.

The nine agencies which are responding to the fire include the Norwood Young America Fire Department.

“There was no way were going to gain control, our strategy was to go defense and run it out of fuel and keep it from jumping roads,” said Steven Zumberge, chief of the Norwood Young America Fire Department.

The chief, who estimated 60-acres were burned, said the fire may have started when a resident was trying to do fall cleaning.

“It’s pretty simple, put your matches away,” he said.

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