Fast action controls ditch fire

A fast-spreading roadside ditch fire on County Y in the town of Union Tuesday evening was contained quickly by firefighters. Extremely windy conditions caused the fire to spread quickly. Still, Brussels-Union-Gardner Assistant Fire Chief Jim Wautier says crews were fortunately nearby doing training and were able to respond in minutes. He says the cause of the fire located about one-half mile south of County D  is unknown. About 100 by 150 feet of surface area was burned, including woods.


This was the second blaze that the BUG Fire Department has responded to in the past three days. In Gardner, a grass fire near Goetz Court burned about a half-acre on Sunday afternoon.


On Monday, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources issued a warning for most of the state, including Door County, as a high fire danger.

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