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Farm equipment was used to create a break around a fire in a slough southwest of Jamestown Wednesday. (Keith Norman / Forum News Service)

Discing sparks dry slough fire

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Two men were able to contain a fire in a dry slough late Wednesday morning in rural southwest Jamestown, according to the Jamestown Rural Fire Department.

JRFD Fire Chief Ben Maulding said the department was called to the grass fire by Stutsman County Communications Center at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. Maulding said two workers were discing a dry slough when one of the discs hit a rock and a spark started the fire. He said the two workers cleared the area around the slough and contained the fire to about 2 acres.

Maulding said the fire was located in field about 1 mile south of Jamestown Regional Medical Center.

The JRFD had 11 firefighters and five units respond to the fire and were on scene for about 45 minutes. There were no injuries.