MANDAN, N.D. - Approximately 18 hundred fire incidents occur every year in North Dakota. That's according to the state department of emergency services. Warmer, drier weather like what we saw Sunday, has its pros and cons, but it also creates a fire danger to many areas of the state.
A grass fire south of Mandan on Highway 1806 came close to several homes.
The blaze started around three this afternoon. The Mandan Rural Fire department responded. By five it was mostly out.
"Very scary, super scary. You just, you don't even know what to grab from the house. If it goes up, what should you grab. I don't know, I'm still shaking. You run on adrenaline I think, I can't believe how much I ran. I never run," said Julie Stockert, Mandan Resident.
Sprinklers were turned on the fire, some being used for the first time this year, and some residents battled the blaze with Garden hoses.