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Forest fire in Superior burns 10 acres

A forest fire in south Superior was extinguished by about 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon, said Superior Fire Battalion Chief Scott Gordon. Firefighters responded to a report of a grass fire east of Hammond Avenue and South of North 37th Street at about ...

A forest fire in south Superior was extinguished by about 4 p.m. Sunday

afternoon, said Superior Fire Battalion Chief Scott Gordon.

Firefighters responded to a report of a grass fire east of Hammond Avenue and South of North 37th Street at about 2:15 p.m.

"With no snow cover and a strong west wind, it was able to really move," Gordon said.

As the grass fire approached poplar stands in the area, Superior called in additional support from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff at Pattison State Park and the township of Superior's volunteer fire department.

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The west wind was pushing the fire east, and Gordon said firefighters fought to keep the flames from crossing the Nemadji River and advancing into a heavily wooded area on the other side.

The fire burned across about 10 acres of land, causing damage to trees and vegetation, but no structures were involved.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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