The Kleefeld Fire Department was called to their first grass fire of the season Saturday evening around 6 pm.
District Fire Chief John Schroeder says it happened just south of Ridge Road, one mile west of Highway 12.
Schroeder says the slow burning fire claimed about three acres of grass. "The landowner was burning some trash and was doing everything right. He was watering it and trying to control it, and everything was good until the fire caught a dirt pile where there was a lot of dry grass, and it went out of control."
Kleefeld fire was on location for about an hour. Schroeder says with the frost coming out, roads are soft, and response time may be slower. He hopes people will keep that in mind when choosing to have a fire.
He says no buildings were endangered by the slow burning fire, but cautions, a small fire can create a big fire.