Brush fire burns in Beaver Township

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A fire broke out along a slough at 15921 Pioneer Ave. about 4 p.m. Friday.


A fire along a slough at 15921 Pioneer Ave. in Beaver Township brought the Woodward Volunteer Fire Department to the scene Friday afternoon shortly after 4 p.m.

Fire Captain Karl Harris, incident commander with the Woodward Fire Department, said the blaze began on the farm of Dennis and Kathy Anderson when dry brush came in contact with a pickup truck’s catalytic converter.

A catalytic converter is part of a vehicle’s exhaust system and under normal operating conditions can reach temperatures as high as 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit.

An Iowa Department of Natural Resources pumper truck was the first firefighting equipment to arrive on the scene, and a tractor pulling a disc soon raked up the smoking turf, which the Woodward firefighters then hosed down.

An Iowa DNR pumper truck was the first firefighting equipment to arrive on the scene.
An Iowa DNR pumper truck was the first firefighting equipment to arrive on the scene.
After discing and hosing down the ground, firefighters had controlled the blaze.
After discing and hosing down the ground, firefighters had controlled the blaze.

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