Illegal Fire Burns Field

Fond du Lac Fire Rescue was out Friday morning responding to field fire in the 600 block of Whispering Springs Drive. Once on the scene, crews found a field fire which had already burned an acre of dry vegetation. 

Due to the remote location of the fire FDLFR’s Brush Response ATV was used to assist in extinguishing the fire. Preliminary investigation shows the fire was caused by a resident who was burning cardboard in a fire pit in the rear of his property. Hot embers from the fire extended to the dry vegetation and ignited the field.

The resident was warned about using a fire pit outside the approved regulations adopted by the City. “The very dry weather conditions, low humidity and strong winds make any outside burning dangerous” said Fire Chief Peter O’Leary.