A fire that burned about 20 acres of farmland north of Brussels on Monday afternoon was put out before causing any damage to a home near County C on Lover's Lane. Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Chief Curt Vandertie says a piece of farm equipment working in the field probably ignited some cut winter rye that was being merged for chopping up. He says the fire was able to be contained within 25 minutes, but due to the high winds, did spread close to a nearby house causing damage to the lawn and a tree line.
Vandertie says the additional help from Southern Door Fire Department and Door County Dispatch was crucial in keeping the fire from causing more damage. A state patrol officer and Door County Sheriff's Department personnel were used to detour traffic off of County C for about one hour while firefighters were on the scene of the blaze. The BUG Fire Department was busy this past weekend extinguishing two fires that started in roadside ditches on Saturday afternoon near Tru Way Road and Low Road in Brussels. With the severely dry weather conditions, Fire Chief Vandertie asks you to be careful when disposing of any burning material and cigarettes.