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Posted on: July 2, 2016

[ARCHIVED] WFR Responds to a Grass Fire in a Shelter Belt

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a fire in a shelter belt on Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m.

WFR Wildland Units Brush 2, Brush 3 and Tender 1 responded to a reported small grass fire early Saturday morning.

Arriving units found a slow moving grass fire in a shelter belt in a rural Watertown farmstead. The fire burned less than one acre but there were many dead trees and branches on fire in the shelter belt.

Crews were on the scene for over three hours extinguishing the fire. There was no loss of property caused from the fire. The fire appears to have started from hot ash from garbage that was burned earlier in the week.

With the continued dry conditions, WFR would like to remind rural residents to use caution while burning household garbage. Please ensure that all fires are properly extinguished before leaving the barrel unattended.

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