The Jamestown Rural Fire Department spent about 4 hours fighting a grass fire near Eldridge Tuesday, according to Brian Paulson, chief of the department.
The location of the fire was 7500 38th St. SE.
Paulson said the fire "blew through a farmstead pretty good." The grass fire burned in a tree belt near an occupied farm and required clearing many burning trees. The fire also burned some abandoned outbuildings and a pickup truck in the yard, although occupied buildings were not damaged, Paulson said.
The fire burned about 14 acres of grass, and the cause remains under investigation.
Paulson said grass fires will likely continue to be a problem in the area.
"Hold off on any unnecessary burning until there is some moisture," he said.