Refuge car fire

Car fire at refuge Princeton firefighters and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) firefighters responded to a car and grass fire during the late morning of Sept. 25 at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge northwest of Zimmerman.

The car on fire was a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am that was in the parking lot at the foot of the Blue Hill trail. Princeton firefighters put out the car fire and the USFWS personnel put out the prairie grass fire that started as the car fire burned some of the parking lot fencing and went into the grass.

Cause of the fire was unknown.

In the photo above, a Sherburne County deputy takes a photo of the destroyed car, above, as Princeton Fire Chief Jim Roxbury, and a USFWS employee talks to the car’s driver (seen without shirt in background) and his companions who were all nearing the parking lot after hiking on the Trail.