Grass Fire Results In Fatality

Grinnell firefighters responded to a grass fire on Saturday…and located a body at the site where the fire began.

86-year old Dr. Berrhard Willfang was pronounced dead the scene of the fire just west of 101 Highway 6.

Both the fire and the fatality appear to have been accidental. The fire burned roughly 40 acres and 70 hay bales.