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Fire chief expresses caution after Liberty Grove grass fire

Just because it is greening up does not mean you can rest easy when lighting a fire in the area.


The Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department responded to a grass fire near Hill Road in Sister Bay before 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon after a passerby noticed some debris near where they were driving was ablaze. When crews arrived, approximately a half-acre was on fire with some flames jumping from tree to tree. Firefighters were able to knock down the fire in about 45 minutes with no buildings threatened and no injuries reported. Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Chief Chris Hecht reminds people that even though the fire conditions have improved a little bit as the plant life has greened up over the last few weeks, there also has not been much measurable precipitation during that time either.

The grass fire in Sister Bay was not the only one reported in Door County on Monday. Egg Harbor Fire Chief Justin MacDonald says they also experienced one near Fairview Road at 12:45 p.m., but that it was quickly extinguished.

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