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Fire consumes land around Oak Glen Lake

Blooming Prairie, fire, 2024, oak glen lake
Kay Fate, Staff Writer

A controlled burn near the Blooming Prairie Country Club quickly became uncontrolled as a strong south wind kicked up late Thursday morning.

The BP Fire Department was called at 11:05 a.m. to an address just north of the golf course for a report of about a ½-acre of land burning near Oak Glen Lake.

A woman at the scene said the burn was going as planned until the flames “jumped about 30 feet” and ignited a brush pile.

The majority of the fire was on the south and southwest side of the lake; there were no nearby structures.

The BPFD requested additional manpower about 15 minutes after arriving; crews from Ellendale Fire Department responded with their grass fire rigs.

Firefighters continued to knock down some hot spots, but the scene was mostly controlled by 12:30.

No injuries were reported, and golfers continued their rounds throughout.

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