MUKWONAGO (WKOW) -- A grass fire in southeast Wisconsin is a perfect example of why burn bans are in place.
The fire came close to some homes in Mukwonago Wednesday.
Neighbors grabbed hoses to help until crews arrived on scene, but about 20 acres burned.
Firefighters say a man broke the burn ban for a strange reason.
"They were using a smoke bomb for gophers and the heat that was generated from that caught their yard on fire. Then the wind pushed it into the taller grass, then it ran across there," says Fire Chief Jeff Stien.
Police say the man will have to pay a $177 fine.
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