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UPDATE: Marsh fire under control in Fond du Lac County


UPDATED Friday, April 11, 2014 --- 4:57 p.m.

From our news partner WLUK in Green Bay:

BRANDON – A massive marsh fire broke out Friday morning in Fond du Lac County. It burned about 300 acres before crews were able to get it under control.

No one was hurt, and no buildings were burned.

The blaze started in the Brandon area around 10:30 a.m.

Firefighters believe someone nearby was burning something and a spark ignited the fire.

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Posted Friday, April 11, 2014 --- 1:01 p.m.

BRANDON, Wis. (AP) -- Several fire departments are on the scene of a large wildfire in Fond du Lac County.

The fire is burning some marsh land near Brandon.

Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Mark Strand tells WTMJ-TV the fire started Friday morning by someone burning brush that quickly spread out of control. Firefighters are setting break lines to try to contain the fire fueled by dry conditions.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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