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Marsh fire under control in Fond du Lac County


FOND DU LAC COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - Several fire departments were called Friday morning to a marshland fire near Brandon in Fond du Lac County.  

Sheriff's officials said somebody was burning brush that got out of control. Chief Deputy Mark Strand says firefighters used break lines to contain the fire fueled by dry conditions Friday afternoon.

FOX 11 reports the blaze burned about 300 acres before crews were able to get it under control. No one was hurt, and no buildings were burned.

The fire danger was high Friday afternoon in Fond du Lac County, although a countywide ban on open burning was not in effect there. Those bans have been imposed in a number of places -- especially in about the southwest third of Wisconsin where the wildfire risks are very high.

The dry lands could get at least some relief Saturday, when rain is in the forecast statewide. More rain is possible on Sunday -- along with freezing rain and light snow as temperatures get colder again.  

(Additional reporting by FOX 11 and Wheeler News Service)