By Shereen Siewert
Fire crews with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources remain on the scene of a 234-acre wildfire in Juneau County, but the blaze is under control Sunday morning, according to a DNR news release.
Firefighters are now watching for host spots within the contained fire, which is at the Necedah Wildlife Refuge in Juneau County.
The blaze burned in upland grass and timber, and slowed as the flames reached wetter ground in the marsh.
Officials are blaming the blaze on burning debris. Four to five structures were threatened but were ultimately spared by the flames, and no injuries were reported.
The DNR monitored the fire overnight with no issues. Mop up, making sure there are no hot spots or burning within the contained fire, continues with the DNR, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Staff, and U.S. Forest Service staff.
Fire danger remains very high on Sunday, with warm temperatures, low relative humidity and very windy conditions. Burning Permits have been suspended since March 27.
Spring in Wisconsin has the highest fire risk with the No. 1 cause of wildfires being debris burning. Wildfires pose a serious threat to public safety, property and our natural resources.
Top photo: DNR fire crews on scene Saturday of 234-acre wildfire in Juneau County on the Necedah Wildlife Refuge. For More Visit: https://bit.ly/WiFireDanger / Photo Credit: Wisconsin DNR