Sunday, April 13, 2014

4-14-14 wildfires-fdl and dodge counties

Wildfires scorched more than a thousand acres  of marshland in Fond du Lac and Dodge counties last week.  Crews brought a large wildfire that grew to 600 acres near Brandon under control Friday
afternoon.  No buildings were burned and no one was hurt.  in Dodge county a wildfire burned 500 acres in the Horicon Marsh.  Heavy rain over the weekend helped lessen the threat but DNR Wildland Fire specialist Cathrerine Koele says spring is Wisconsin’s mostactive wildland fire season.  Koele says most wildfires are started accidentally by humans.  The Brandon fire was started accidentally when a controlled burn quickly
spread out of control.  Koele says some of Wisconsin’s biggest wildfires in recent years have been intentionally set:

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