Watertown Fire Rescue called to extinguish fire that jumps burn pit

May 17, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Watertown Fire Rescue was called out Monday to a fire that escaped a burn pit and spread to a nearby shelterbelt of trees.

The fire call was to 44854 169th Street, just west of Lake Kampeska.

Fire crews arrived to find the burn pit, along with 8 to 10 bales of hay engulfed in a fire that had spread to the shelterbelt.

Crews were able to contain the fire and wet down surrounding areas with about 3,500 gallons of water.

They were on the scene for nearly two hours.