Grass fire burns 120 acres near Menoken

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Windy conditions fueled a grass fire just north of Menoken.
Around 2 pm a grass fire started in a field just off of 71st Ave NE.
Bismarck Rural Fire says at this point they don’t know what started the blaze.
About 120 acres are estimated to have burned.
Bismarck Rural Fire was assisted by Sterling and Wilton.
As of 4:15 this afternoon the fire was contained, but crews were still mopping up.
Conditions were windy, however crews were working quickly because they were concerned a wind change later this evening could have hurt their efforts.
Smoke could be seen as far as Bismarck, no structures were burned.

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