Crews Contain Central Wisconsin Wildfire

Debris burning caused the fire



JUNEAU, Wis. (AP) — Fire crews have contained a wildfire that burned more than 200 acres in central Wisconsin.

The fire broke out in Juneau County on the Necedah Wildlife Refuge. Crews from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are on the scene to make sure there are no hot spots or burning within the contained fire.

Officials say the fire burned in upland grass and timber, and slowed as it reached wetter ground in the marsh. Debris burning caused the fire. Several structures were threatened but did not burn. No one was hurt.

Sunday’s weather conditions continue to have very high fire danger. Contributing factors include warm temperatures, low relative humidity and windy conditions. Burning permits have been suspended since March 27 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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