'Railroad Fire' in Necedah contained; cause of wildfire under investigation

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  1. By Central Office April 13, 2015

    Contact(s): Mike Hillstrom, DNR Public Information Officer, 715-459-1371

    A 200-plus acre wildland fire, officially named the Railroad Fire, is burning west of the village of Necedah in Juneau County tonight where staff from multiple area agencies are actively fighting the fire, Department of Natural Resources officials said.

    No injuries have been reported and no structures were damaged in today's wildfire. One firefighter, however, was treated at an area hospital for smoke inhalation and later released. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

    Staffs from fire departments from the communities of Necedah, Cutler, New Lisbon and Camp Douglas along with local police, the Juneau County Sheriff's Department and Emergency Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the DNR are on the scene.

    The fire was contained as of 4:45 p.m., but still actively burning within the perimeter.

    Residents were allowed to return to their homes late this afternoon. But officials ask that non-residents stay out of the area for their safety as firefighters will be working throughout the night on the scene.

    Unrelated to the fire, a water main break occurred near 9th and West streets in Necedah. The break is affecting approximately 20 homeowners in the evacuation area. Affected homeowners have signs on their front doors and can go to the village and town hall until 9 .m. tonight to get water. Homeowners are asked to bring their own water containers.

    Last Revised: Monday, April 13, 2015