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Grass fire believed to be started by train sparks

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Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

A significant grass fire was found south of Hastings Wednesday, July 10. The fire was reported at 2:25 p.m. along County Road 18 between Treasure Island Resort and Casino and the Etter Bridge.

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The Hastings Fire Department believes the fire was sparked by a passing train. The fire burned about 18 acres of grass and open land. No homes were affected. 

Hastings was assisted by crews from the Miesville, Hampton-Randolph and Red Wing fire departments. They were on scene about six hours.

Here is the approximate location of the fire:

https://maps.google.com/?ll=44.650582,-92.698002&spn=0.046284,0.082569&s...

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