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Crews battle Black Hawk County grass fire

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Fire crews in Black Hawk County had a grass fire to deal with Wednesday afternoon.

Cedar Falls crews were called out to Westbrook Road near Skyline Drive just before 2:00 p.m. for a field fire.

Fire officials confirm that it started as a controlled burn that got away from the property owner.

KWWL Chief Meteorologist Mark Schnackenberg says that while it snowed about a week ago, Black Hawk County has only gotten about a third of an inch of actual water on the ground in March and the grass and brush on the ground is very dry.

And while it's dry here, it's worse in western Iowa where there is a higher potential for grass fires.

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