Weekend grass fire burns 2.5 acres in Watertown

April 11, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–A grass fire burned about 2 1/2 acres in Watertown over the weekend.

Watertown Fire Rescue was called to the intersection of 14th Avenue North and 7th Street West Saturday afternoon.

They arrived to find a fast-moving grass fire that was driven by strong winds and moving toward a farm and residence.

Fire crews were able to stop the fire from getting to any buildings.

The fire was caused by a camper coming off the hitch of a pickup, dragging down the roadway and causing sparks.