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Brush fire burns 10 acres in Gibraltar

A brush fire that burned 10 acres near a business in the Town of Gibraltar remains under investigation after six fire departments and several other agencies responded Saturday afternoon.


The Gibraltar Fire Department was called to the scene just before 2:30 p.m. to a field off of Choke Cherry Lane near the Settlement Inn and Lavender Spa. The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System was activated shortly after arrival when the fire that started as one acre in size grew rapidly. Taking advantage of the dry and windy conditions, the fire grew to nearly 10 acres in size.


It took firefighters two hours to contain the fire and six-and-a-half hours to fully extinguish all the hotspots. Baileys Harbor Fire and Rescue, Ephraim Fire Department, Egg Harbor Fire Department, Jacksonport Fire Department, Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department, Sturgeon Bay Fire Department, Door County EMS, Door County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Peil Construction, MABAS 154 Incident Support Team, American Red Cross of Wisconsin, and the owners and employees of Settlement Inn and Lavender Spa all provided assistance on the call.


No injuries were reported and no cause has been determined.


Picture courtesy of Gibraltar Police Department



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