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Fire danger low to moderate: caution still urged

Even with the fire danger across much of our area posted as low to moderate by the DNR, area law enforcement officers urge you to use caution with smoking and burning materials.

Rescue crews responded to a grass fire in the Town of Bergen Monday night. The flames were quickly extinguished. Lt. Dale Wisnewski of the Marathon County Sheriff's Department says the fire is a good example of how quickly fire can ignite. "With everything so green, people think fire won't start, but there is a lot of dry grass that can go up in flames quickly."

Wisnewski adds that accidental ignition of a fire can result in fines or having to pay for damage and clean up. Intentionally setting a fire is considered a crime and you can face criminal penalties including prison.

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