The Superior Express -

With plenty fuel left from wet summer grass fire flares


March 12, 2020

Recently, members of the Superior Fire Department fought fires about every other day, so a light rain Sunday night was a welcome relief.

After several busy days for area fire departments, Monday morning's rain and cooler temperatures were welcome.

Saturday afternoon two fires were reported in the Byron area at about the same time, one was southeast of town and the other northwest of town. Fire departments from Superior, Hardy, Republic and Ruskin were among those responding to help contain the fires. One was thought to have been started by a power line, the other from an ember left from a planned fire several days earlier.

Both the Mankato and Superior fire departments responded Friday afternoon to a fire burning on Lovewell Reservoir land. Fortunately, that day the wind was out of the north and the fire to the west of the cabin area was bordered on the south, east and west sides by lake water.

The Superior department was called back to that area on Saturday morning when the wind was blowing out of the south.

Several times in recent days the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for this area.


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