Williston fire departments battle grass fire

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4/3/21 10:15 p.m.

The cause of a brush fire that started north of Williston today is unknown. Williston Rural Fire Department, Williston Fire Department, Grenora, Wild Rose, Alamo, Minot, Fairview, Epping, Ray and Williams County Emergency Management all responded to the fire.

UPDATE: 4/3/21 9:30 p.m.

As of 9:30 pm central time the fire near Williston is under control. The Williston Rural Fire Department is conducting mop-up. There’s no info on how many acres were burned at this time.

Original: 4/3/21 5:30 p.m.

Both Williston and Williston Rural Fire Departments are working to put out a grass fire just north of town Saturday evening.

According to the City’s Facebook page, mutual aid is coming in from surrounding communities.

Individuals are asked to avoid the area.

According to the City of Williston, winds shifted and the Williston Fire Department lost Brush Truck #3. All crew made it out safely and there are no injuries.

At this time, the extent of the damage is unclear.

We will continue to update this article as we learn more.

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