The Estherville Fire Department responded to two grass fires on Monday.
Estherville Fire Chief Dick Beaver said the first fire was reported shortly after 7:40 a.m., at 1708 Highway 4 South. Upon arrival, firefighters found a pile of logs and brush burning that had spread from a controlled burn that the property owner had started two days prior.
Firefighters were on scene for about 45 minutes and were assisted by the Estherville Police Department. The property is owned by Kevin Zitterich.
Beaver said the second fire was reported shortly after 1:15 p.m., at the Matt White farm located at 1170 360th Ave. Upon arrival, firefighters found a pile of manure and grass on fire. Beaver said the manure had spontaneously combusted and started burning the pile and the grass around it. Firefighters were on scene for about 45 minutes with assistance provided by the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office.