Grass fire north of Bismarck

Fire crews contained a 150 acre grass fire north of Bismarck and the response took most of the afternoon.

Bismarck Rural Fire received the call shortly after 1:30.

It took several hours to contain the fire and people stayed at the site until it was controlled.

Chief Michael Voigt says it was a fast-moving fire, and the wind direction changed during it.

Voigt says he doesn't think it will be the last grass fire this summer.

"I am afraid we are going to see more of this and this was an accidental fire this wasn't anybody's intention or anything like that these things do happen as we've been talking about for weeks now our conditions are worsening and I do fear we're going to see more of this start to happen," said Bismarck Rural Fire Chief Michael Voigt.

Sterling and Wilton fire fighters assisted in the response.

Members of The Salvation Army also helped with the grass fire response.

They distributed sandwiches and water to first responders at the site.

Their mobile canteen truck goes to fires and disasters when there's a need for food and water.

Members said they're thankful for the community's donations so they can help responders.

"They're working hard to control this fire and we need to make sure that we take care of our emergency responders too and keep them, so they can keep doing their job to protect everybody," said John Flanagan with the Salvation Army

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