UPDATE: Firefighters Battle Grass Fire in Burleigh County South of Bismarck

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Firefighters from Bismarck, Mandan and Wilton are battling a grass fire in Burleigh County just south of Bismarck.

Fire crews responded to the fire near 12th Street Southeast this afternoon, west of University of Mary.

Vicky Nguyen is live at the scene of the fire with more.

The fire began around 1 p.m. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

So far, Bismarck, Mandan and Wilton Rural Fire Departments and on scene.

A helicopter has circled the area dropping water.

Residents are asked to stay out of the area to allow responders to easily access the fire. Residents on 89th Avenue and 33rd Street are being asked to evacuate as a precautionary measure.

Burleigh County Sheriffs Deputies have asked residents near South Fork Junction to evacuate their homes.