Fire crews in southwest Iowa say it appears the hotspots from Wednesday afternoon’s massive grass fire have all been extinguished, but they’re on guard for more flare-ups. Firefighters from six departments battled the wildfire in Pottawattamie County, between Minden and Avoca.
County emergency management coordinator Jeff Theulen says they still haven’t estimated how many acres were charred. Theulen says, “We had an extensive fire that was probably caused by an electrical line that was whipped by the wind and pushed down into a building.” He says conditions in the area are very dry due to strong winds and temperatures in the 80s.
Crews battled another grass fire on Tuesday near Treynor.
By Karla James