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)