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Event Wildfire
State MINNESOTA
County/Area MOWER
WFO ARX
Begin Date 10/06/2011 12:30:00 CST-6
End Date 10/06/2011 14:30:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 2.50K
Episode Narrative Warm, dry and windy conditions combined to produced dangerous fire weather conditions across southeast Minnesota in early October. Sustained south winds of 15 to 30 mph, with higher gusts, combined with temperatures in the lower 80s and dew points in the middle 40s to create conditions that prompted the issuance of red flag warnings. At least two field fires occurred in these conditions near Austin (Mower County) but the fires were quickly put out with only minimal equipment and crop losses.
Event Narrative A fire started in a combine and quickly spread to the field being harvested. The fire was being fanned by 30 mph wind gusts and was able to jump a road and start another field on fire. No damage occurred to the combine, but around 2 acres of corn was lost in the blaze. Farmers assisted firefighters in putting the fire out by spreading manure and tilling the dirt around the perimeter of the fire.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 7.50K 2.50K
MOWER (ZONE) MOWER (ZONE) MN 10/05/2011 11:45 CST-6 Wildfire 0 0 7.50K 0.00K
MOWER (ZONE) MOWER (ZONE) MN 10/06/2011 12:30 CST-6 Wildfire 0 0 0.00K 2.50K
Totals: 0 0 7.50K 2.50K