Grass fires can have different ignition sources. The one about a mile east of Lostant Saturday afternoon started when a utility line touched dry grass. Lostant Fire Chief Andy Forest said a utility pole, for unknown reasons, broke and collapsed about 1:45pm. Com Ed arrived to do repairs. The fire traveled no more than fifty feet before it was extinguished.
Grand Ridge firemen handled a small grass fire Saturday afternoon about a mile northeast of Streator's Marilla Park. Fire Chief Tim Geiger said the cause is unknown. The fire didn't burn all that much ground.