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Jamestown Rural Fire Department extinguishes fire Oct. 20

ix firefighters and three units responded to 3434 82nd Ave. SE.

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JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown Rural Fire Department extinguished a fire Thursday evening, Oct. 20, that started as a controlled burn but later got out of control, according to Capt. Rylee Woehl.

Six firefighters and three units responded to 3434 82nd Ave. SE at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Woehl said an individual was burning some wood and garbage in a pit.

"He started when it wasn't windy, it became windy, picked up, got into a little bit of prairie land and burned less than an acre of that," he said. "We got that put out and continued to put out the burn pit."

Woehl said firefighters were on scene for about 40 minutes. No injuries were reported.

Woehl said people need to be diligent of the burn ban.

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"With the dry conditions sometimes the burn ban doesn’t go into effect due to the humidity but it is very dry out there," he said. "Be very cautious if you are lighting any fires. Notify (the Stutsman County Communications Center) that you will be doing a controlled burn if you do plan on burning." 

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