Linn County Fire Rekindles and Spreads to Properties

A fire rekindled and spread out of control in Linn County on Friday afternoon.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says a controlled burn was conducted last Tuesday at 403 Upper Boulder Road. But on Friday, the burn rekindled, igniting the field around it. The brush fire spread to multiple properties, leading authorities to close Prairieburg Road between Upper Boulder Road and Smith Road for a brief time.

The fire damaged a large outbuilding and destroyed a large shed at 545 Smith Road.

A Prairieburg firefighter was also transported to the hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Fire departments from Monticello, Anamosa, Coggon, Troy Mills, Prairieburg and Central City all responded to the scene.