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Marsh fire near Mud Lake in Watertown now under control

Published: Nov. 6, 2021 at 5:50 PM CDT
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WATERTOWN, Wis. (WMTV) - The Clyman/Reeseville/Lowell (CLR) Fire Departments have gained control of a marsh fire reported Saturday afternoon near Mud Lake in Watertown.

Dodge County Dispatch received the call at 2:39 p.m., placing the fire at the north end of Mud Lake, near Walton Road.

When another call came into the City of Watertown at the same time, the CLR Fire Departments were mutual aided to the call, Dodge County Office of Emergency Management said.

CLR Fire Departments all responded to the scene and requested mutual aid from 24 departments in the Dodge County area and to the Wisconsin State Drone Network, Dodge County officials said.

The Watertown Fire Battalion Chief confirmed that there was an ATV accident followed by a fire. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

The fire is under control and drones are surveying the area for hot spots that may reignite. According to Dodge County officials, the fire did not damage any homes or structures.

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