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Forum staff reports, Published May 12 2013

Hawley, Barnesville fire departments extinguish grass fires

BARNESVILLE, Minn. – Several grassfires in Clay County made for a busy Sunday afternoon for the Hawley and Barnesville fire departments.

Both departments battled and extinguished a grassfire near Highway 34 east of Barnesville, as well as a separate fire south of Barnesville near the Wilkin County line on Highway 9, according to Clay County Sheriff Sgt. Brian Norberg.

Earlier in the day, the Hawley Fire Department had responded to and extinguished a grassfire in rural Hawley, Norberg said.

Stacey Riedberger with the Hawley Fire Department said the last fire was extinguished around 6 p.m.

No injuries were reported and no property was damaged as a result of either of the fires, Riedberger said.