11:36pm Report of a grass fire in Neotsu near NE 42nd Street. North Lincoln Firefighters are enroute. Houses are packed together rather tightly in that part of town. The fire originated in a backyard burn but it escaped and headed for a neighbors house.
11:45am Firefighters jumped on the fire and put it out. All other incoming fire units can return to base. Firefighters say any backyard burning should be monitored full-time so a small fire doesn’t become a neighborhood disaster. All it takes is a small bit of flaming material caught by the wind to torch vegetation and buildings.