On October 22, 2022 at 4:04 p.m., the New Ulm Fire Department was dispatched to a corn field fire on County Road 24 approximately 1 ½ miles west of State Highway 15. It appeared the fire had started in a ditch and spread to a nearby corn field, grove and hay bales near the grove. New Ulm Fire and Hanska Fire Departments were on scene for approximately 4 hours. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the New Ulm Fire Department and the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.
We urge citizens to be aware of the extremely dry conditions and to avoid burning of any kind.