Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2012 --- 10:10p.m.
Release from Grant County Sheriff's Department:
Grant County Fire Departments battled several blazes fueled by Thursday's strong winds.
The first call came in for Blue River Fire at 12:47, for a brush fire at 3417 Old County C for a brush fire. They quickly extinguished the blaze and returned to quarters at 13:11.
Only a short wile later, at 13:36 a call came in for a barn fire and grass fire at 12718 Squirrel Hollow Road in Glen Haven. Glen Haven FD, Bloomington FD, Cassville FD, and West Grant EMS responded and cleared at 19:41.
At 13:52, Fennimore Fire and Montfort EMS were dispatched to a barn fire at 15466 Cty G, about 1 mile north of Castle Rock Ridge. The fire quickly consumed the barn, and spread to two outbuildings, a silo, and also became a Grass Fire. Fennimore received help from Montfort FD, Livingston FD, Stitzer FD, Lancaster FD, Highland FD, Fennimore EMS, the Wisconsin DNR, and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. Boscobel Fire Department moved an engine to Fennimore to cover their district.
As firefighters were battling that blaze, only a few miles away a report of a second grass fire came in at 14:15. Muscoda Fire Department was dispatched to 16408 Cty G for a brush fire that was possibly started due to downed power lines. Muscoda received assistance from Blue River FD, Muscoda EMS, and Wisconsin DNR. Richland Center Fire Department moved an engine and tanker to Muscoda to cover the area.
At 16:35, the sheriff’s department took simultaneous calls for two separate fires in the Boscobel Fire District. The first, located at 43686 Cty W in Crawford County was a grass fire in the ditch line. Gays Mills Fire Department assisted.
The second fire was a grass fire near 6046 Borden Road west of Boscobel, which quickly spread into an area of pine trees along the edge of town. Boscobel Fire received assistance from Wauzeka FD, Mt. Hope FD, Blue River FD, Fennimore FD, Lancaster FD, Wisconsin DNR, Boscobel Police, Boscobel EMS, and the Grant Co. Sheriff's Office. Departments worked for about an hour to contain the fire.