The Estherville Fire Department was called to a grass fire at 1980 370 Avenue Wednesday afternoon. According to fire chief Dick Beaver, the ditch and field were on fire upon arrival. Beaver said Doug Evans had been doing a controlled burn and it got away from him and jumped the road. Firefighters were on the scene about 90 minutes. Estherville was assisted by the Wallingford Fire Department and Emmet County Sheriff Department. Just after 8 p.m., the Estherville Fire Department was called to another fire south and west of the VFW. No further information was available at press time.
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