It took approximately two hours and 1,400 gallons of water to control a brush fire that quickly spread in the Town of Gardner Wednesday afternoon. The Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department responded to the brush fire near Gravel Pit Road a little before 1:40 p.m. after the home's owner called 911. Leaves near the fire ring where the owner was burning some brush ignited, setting other materials into a blaze before spreading into the woods. The BUG Fire Department called the Southern Door Fire Department for backup with their brush trucks and ATVs in tow, controlling the flames so that only two acres burned. BUG Fire Chief Curt Vandertie emphasized that bad luck, not carelessness, helped the blaze grow outside the owner's fire ring.
Vandertie also thanked the Door County Dispatch Center and Door County Emergency Services for helping with the incident.