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Andover, MN FD Responds to a Wind-driven Grass Fire in Bunker Hills Park

Andover, MN — Due to a wet spring and early summer in 2011, the wildfire season in the Twin Cities metro area has been a relatively calm one. But, as fall comes to a close, the weather has been drier, allowing for wildland fires to become more of a problem. The Andover department was called to the scene of a small fire on the border of its community.

“It was a Saturday night and we were facing a woods and grass fire along the Rum River,” said Jeff Dexter, Lieutenant for the Andover Volunteer Fire Department. “The fire was burning in very dense brush. The only access we had to the fire was by entering a wooded area through a homeowner’s backyard with our Polaris ATV loaded with TetraKO.”

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