Grass fire believed to be started by train sparks
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.
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: