- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

FOREST CITY, Iowa (AP) - Forest City authorities say crews spent hours dragging burning bales of cornstalks away from buildings on a farm operated by the governor’s family.

Fire Chief Mark Johnson tells the Mason City Globe-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1F5zRBp ) that several hundred round bales of stalks were found burning between two buildings on Branstad Farms on Wednesday morning.

The farm is about four miles south of Forest City. It’s operated by Gov. Terry Branstad’s brother and his nephews.

Crews let the bales burn out. No injuries were reported and buildings weren’t damaged.

Johnson says officials aren’t sure what caused the blaze but believe winds may have re-ignited a trash fire from a few days ago.

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Information from: Globe Gazette, https://www.globegazette.com/


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