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Update2: Firefighters respond to tin building fire southwest of South Heart: Firefighters fight 300-acre grass fire near Gladstone

Press Photo by Jennifer McBride Smoke billows from grass fires south of Gladstone Saturday afternoon. Gladstone and Taylor area firefighters responded to the grass fire that destroyed about 300 acres of land, officials said.1 / 3
Press Photo by Jennifer McBride Taylor firefighters drive through charred areas south of Gladstone Saturday afternoon while looking for hotspots. No one was injured after a controlled burn got out of control.2 / 3
Press Photo by Jennifer McBride Gladstone Fire Department firefighter Kasey Martin takes a break after fighting a grassfire for about five hours Saturday. He became a firefighter in July and this is the biggest fire he has fought, he said. Though he said it was an adrenaline rush, he couldn't wait to take a shower.3 / 3

Two fires broke out Saturday; a fire 12 miles south of South Heart has been extinguished, but firefighters are still fighting hotspots from a 300-acre grass fire south of Gladstone, officials said.

Gladstone and Taylor area firefighters responded to the grass fire that destroyed about 300 acres of land, Gladstone Fire Chief Joe Wanner said. Wanner said property owner Kurt Martin started the fire that got out of control.

No injuries were reported, but firefighters had multiple hot spots to put out and were on-scene as of 5:30 Saturday night.

The South Heart Fire Department responded to a tin building fire about 12 miles southwest of South Heart Saturday, officials said.

Fire from a burn barrel near the building burned one of the walls. The building was owned by John Privratsky, South Heart Fire Chief Steven Kuntz said.

The fire started at about 1:30 p.m, Kuntz added. Firefighters had the fire extinguished at about 4:30 p.m.

See Sunday's Dickinson Press for the full story.

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