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.

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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.