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Brush fire extinguished near possible explosives site

A potentially catastrophic event was avoided Friday afternoon after thick black smoke from a brush fire was reported in northern Door County.  According to the Gibraltar Fire & Rescue, they were dispatched a little after 2 p.m. to an area near County Highway A and Peninsula Players Road.  A uncontrolled brush fire on Juddville Road, near where a drilling and blasting company’s building where explosives are occasionally stored. 

After a MABAS call was issued, Gibraltar Police Chief Roesch was able to deploy a drone to assess the scene for firefighters and determine a safe course of action.  Once the area was deemed safe, fire crews extinguished the fire quickly and no injuries were reported.  The incident remains under investigation and the Gibraltar Fire & Rescue expressed appreciation to the multiple agencies in the county that responded.


(photo courtesy of Gibraltar Fire) 



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