The New Ulm Fire Department responded Saturday afternoon to a cornfield fire near Searles.

Crews responded just after 4 p.m. to the blaze off Brown Co Rd 24, about 1 1/2 miles west of Highway 15. The fire had started in a ditch and spread to a cornfield, grove, and nearby hay bales, according to a press release. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the New Ulm Fire Department and the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.