The recent period of relatively rain-free weather has made for some very dry conditions in some parts of Door County. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Herlache is asking residents to be very careful with outdoor burning…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/N1045.mp3|titles=Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Herlache]
Chief Herlache says it might not be a bad idea to take a number of safety precautions if you plan on having a campfire…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/N1046.mp3|titles=Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Herlache]
Folk using burn barrels are asked to insure that hot embers have no way of escaping the barrel. Also, be careful when disposing of cigarettes & matches.
Sturgeon Bay firefighters were called out in near 90 degree temperatures Tuesday afternoon to fight a grass fire near the Glidden Lodge Beach Resort at 4670 Glidden Drive, in the Town of Sevastopol. Luckily, the fire was all but out in the 20 by 20 foot area that had been burning near the beach & volleyball court. The fire crew of seven, which arrived at 5:59PM in four units, attended to hotspots before checking out around 6:30PM. The Glidden Lodge was never in any danger. It’s unclear what caused the grass to ignite.