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Onalaska firefighters battle grass fire

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ONALASKA, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Onalaska firefighters were battling a grass fire Sunday.

It happened at the 4000 block of Beverly Drive around 7:30 pm.

Fire fighters say someone who lives there emptied a fire pit last night and the ashes sparked up today.

15 firefighters were able to contain the fire in about 15 minutes.

The flames burned about a quarter of an acre of land.

Firefighters say as the weather gets warmer, dryer, and windier the danger of grass fires increases.

"Wind dries things out even more. So that's part of it. And the other thing yeah it'll make the fire go faster especially up hill that's how fire works. It pre heats everything in front of it and that becomes really dangerous" said Lieutenant Wayne Nagy. 

There currently are not any burning bans in effect in our area but to keep tabs on those bans you can check the DNR's web site.

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