A mid-afternoon barn fire in the town of Brussels kept local firefighters busy containing the blaze within the structure. The Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department, along with the Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay fire departments, were dispatched to the fire at the corner of Cemetery Road and Plainview Road just west of County Trunk C north of Brussels at about 3 pm. BUG Fire Chief Curt Vandertie told Door County Daily News that the fire was reported by the property owner soon after it started and was able to be contained before it could spread to a nearby house.
He says the likely cause of the fire is the wood burner in the barn that had been in use for about six hours. Firefighters were on the scene for just under two hours.