Woman sets swamp on fire in maple syrup mishap

CAUTION: Making maple syrup may cause fires
By , FM 101.9

A woman from Minnesota accidentally set an entire swamp on fire while she tried to make a batch of maple syrup.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says that their officers were sent to a residence located 93 miles northwest of Minneapolis after receiving calls about a out of control grass fire, reported CBS News.

When the police arrived, they learned that the woman who owned the property had accidentally started the fire while trying to cook maple syrup.

“Due to the wind at the time of incident, the neighboring field and swamp caught fire and she was unable to extinguish it with a water hose that she had nearby,” a press release from the Stearns County Sheriff's Office stated.

Firefighters arrived shortly after police, and the fire was contained. The woman has been fined for starting a fire during a statewide ban on burning.

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