Springtime brings brush fires

Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Chief Chris Hecht is using a Sunday afternoon brushfire as a teaching moment as landowners take advantage of the nice weather to do some spring cleanup. The Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department reported to a home on Appleport Ln. in Sister Bay at approximately 12:45 p.m. to the report of a brushfire. Strong winds pushed the embers from a smaller brush fire into larger piles that later ignited. The department was able to put out the blaze without further damage, but Hecht says people need to remember even though the snow is melting that grass, branches, and other yard materials may be dry.

He also reminds people to keep track of the winds and to make sure they have a valid burn permit from their local municipality.

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