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Large grass fire in southern Dane County


A fire in the Town of Rutland burned 175 acres. Eleven agencies responded to the fire.

No structures were damaged or threatened by the fire. No injuries were reported.


RUTLAND (WKOW) -- Drought conditions fueled a grass fire in southern Dane County Saturday night, near the town of Rutland.

The fire is now out.

"We were paged a little before 6:00 p.m. When we arrived the grass fire was large and progressing very fast," said Leif Spilde, Assistant Chief of the Brooklyn Fire Department.

According to Assistant Chief Spilde, crews from multiple fire departments spent around three hours getting the flames under control.

The fire was near the intersection of Biglow Road and Highway 14 near the town of Rutland, south of Oregon.

Fire officials say the fire was about a mile long and a half-mile wide.

No one was hurt.

The cause of the fire is not known at this time.

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