DEPAUVILLE — A grass fire ignited on a farm near Route 12 on Tuesday.

The Clayton Fire Department and Depauville Fire Department responded to the farm on Schnauber Road Tuesday afternoon.

Smoke could be seen billowing above a wooded area next to a field behind the farmhouse. A firefighter on scene said crews used a four-wheel-drive tractor and two four-wheel-drive fire trucks to gain access to the fire.

There is a statewide ban on outdoor burning that lasts until May 14. However, farmers are exempt if they are burning for agricultural purposes, according to Clayton Police Chief Kevin Patenaude. He was not aware of this specific fire as of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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