Grass Fire Tuesday in Brussels

It was most likely a carelessly discarded cigarette which caused a fast-growing grass fire in the Town of Brussels Tuesday morning. At about 11:20AM, a passerby noticed a small area burning in the ditchline of Misere Road between Hump Road and County Road D. Brussels-Union-Gardner Assistant Fire Chief Jim Wautier reports his department sent 5 trucks and 13 firefighters to the scene. By the time they arrived the fire had already grown to approximately 30 x 40 feet in area. Assistant Chief Wautier explains…

As reported previously, our recent warmer temperatures and dry conditions have caused the DNR To issue a high fire danger warning statewide. These conditions most likely helped this little grass fire grow so quickly. Assistant Fire Chief Wautier says the precipitation in our local forecast will be welcome…

There were no injuries reported in the response, and all responders were able to clear the scene in 25 minutes. Even with the possibility of precipitation in our forecast, there’s still plenty of dead brown grass which will dry up with even the slightest wind, so everyone is still advised to avoid any burning as the high fire danger continues.

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