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Firefighters battle grass fire near Mindoro

Posted: Updated: April 27, 2013 05:13 PM

TOWN OF FARMINGTON, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- First responders were called to a grass fire at 3:25 p.m. Saturday just off of County Highway VV, in the Town of Farmington.  

Farmington Fire Chief Paisley says the blaze began after a controlled burn 'got away'.

The people burning did have a permit and they were burning yard waste.

The fire spread and burned between 10 to 15 acres of land.

Melrose firefighters helped Farmington in putting out the flame, which took about an hour.

In total 25 firefighters were on the scene and continued putting out "hot spots" until 6:30 Saturday night.

Chief Paisley says he advises against burning anything when it's windy outside.

 

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