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Firefighters had to adjust to the hot weather in Muscatine, Iowa, as crews battling a grass fire were fighting against the elements, as well.

The Muscatine Fire Department was called to the fire in the 4200 block of South Highway 61 on Monday afternoon, September 9, 2013.

Authorities arrived on scene just before 2:00 p.m. and say the fire was out of control and had spread to a nearby field.

They say the fire was threatening buildings and equipment at 4520 41st St.

Crews were able to contain the fire, but the Battalion Chief, Kevin Cannon said the safety of his crew was a major concern in the hot weather.

"The heat is a big factor. It's very important that we cycle guys in and out. As soon as they come in they go to rehab, get some water, some Gatorade, get their gear off. They have to cool down quickly."

Three firefighters were taken to the hospital for heat related illness. All were treated and released .

According to officials, 35 fire fighters from six different departments helped to extinguish the fire.

The fire was under control by 7:54 p.m. and remains under investigation by the Muscatine Fire Department.

They say one structure was destroyed and some farm equipment was damaged in the fire. No estimates are available.