Shenandoah Fire Department

(Shenandoah) -- Corn stalks leftover from flooding along the East Nishnabotna River sparked a fire Tuesday night.

Shenandoah Fire Chief Ron Weston says crews were called to a field fire just north of Shenandoah on Highway 59 around 8:40 p.m. Weston says corn stalks leftover from flooding last month were on fire in the field and were unattended.

Crews battled the blaze for nearly 45 minutes before extinguishing it. No injuries were reported. Weston reminds anyone conducting prescribed burns to contact local law enforcement and fire officials and to not leave the fire unattended.