BLUE LAKE/HAHN ROAD BRUSH FIRE UPDATE
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Newly elected chief Luke Taylor is sworn in by Minocqua Town Clerk Roben Haggart.
Minocqua fire chief Andy Petrowski radioed to dispatch at around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday the brush fire on Blue Lake Road near its intersection with Hahn Road had been largely contained as Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources firefighting personnel had been able to get a trench dug around the perimeter of the blaze, which was at one time said to cover at least 20 acres. "Clean up is going to be extensive," he said. Firefighters and tankers with the Minocqua, Hazelhurst, Woodruff, Arbor Vitae and Lac du Flambeau fire departments were called to the fire, which was first reported by a pilot with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Story by Brian Jopek/The Lakeland Times. Photos by Dean Hall/The Lakeland Times.
In December 2018, we received an incredibly generous donation from Michael and Wendy Graham. Thank you for supporting Minocqua Fire and Rescue and our community. We are in the process of setting up training for operating it and hope to train with it very soon.