Brooke Pankonin | Johnson Publications
June 20 grass fire
Grant fire department responds to grass fire
The Grant Volunteer Fire Department responded to a grass fire northeast of Grant right before noon on Tuesday, June 20. Chief Don Softley said Midwest Electric employees Brad Mayer and Tim Johnson worked diligently to contain the fire, and by the time firefighters arrived the flames were extinguished. Roger Friesen drove the truck while Rick Ochsner (left) and Matt Deaver wet the area and put out hot spots. Softley said they suspect the fire was started by an arc from a wire at an insulator.