Senator Chuck Grassley was slightly injured Friday as he was working on his farm near New Hartford.
Grassley, who is 75 years old, sent out a tweet on his Twitter account, describing what happened. He was burning piles of brush, but the wind whipped up the fire and it got out of control. Grassley’s neighbor came to the rescue, but Grassley’s pants caught on fire and his leg was burned.
A spokeswoman for the senator says the burn is "not serious." Grassley didn’t "need to go to the doctor" and he’s wearing a bandage over the burn, which is below one of his knees. Grassley told his staff he is "fine" and will be holding his town meetings, as scheduled, this week in western Iowa.