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Firefighters battle blaze in Portage County trees

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PORTAGE COUNTY (WAOW) -

A forest fire in Portage County is under investigation.

Authorities say the fire started in the brush behind a home on Jacqueline Lake Lane in the town of Sharon. The flames spread throughout the trees.

Firefighters used bulldozers to cut the trees down and then sprayed them with water.

Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources say due to high winds and dry air, fire danger is very high. They say they used all possible resources to make sure the fire did not spread further.

Authorities say they do not have an exact cause at this time. No one was injured, and no homes had to be evacuated.

Fire officials want to warn people that a burn ban is in effect until further notice.

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