A neighbor helped to extinguish a small grass fire in Leavenworth before firefighters arrived, a Fire Department spokesman said.

A neighbor helped to extinguish a small grass fire in Leavenworth before firefighters arrived, a Fire Department spokesman said.

The fire was reported at 3:10 p.m. Monday in the area of 10th Avenue and Gatewood Street.

Mark DeMaranville, division chief of prevention for the Leavenworth Fire Department, said a small pile of leaves and some brush were burning. The neighbor was able to put out much of the fire before firefighters arrived.

DeMaranville said he did not know what started the fire.