Wisconsin wildfires http://wuwm.com en Wisconsin Wildfire Update: Logging Equipment Sparked Blaze http://wuwm.com/post/wisconsin-wildfire-update-logging-equipment-sparked-blaze <p>Fire crews have contained the huge wildfire in northwest Wisconsin, and are now extinguishing hot spots that erupt. According to the DNR, 8,131 acres burned.</p><p></p><p>Investigators have concluded that a logging machine started the blaze.&nbsp; Workers were harvesting timber, when the operator of a piece of equipment noticed smoke coming from the cutting head of his machine. He used an extinguisher to try to douse the fire, while co-workers called 911.</p><p>The Douglas County District Attorney is recommending that no criminal charges be filed.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 21:14:38 +0000 Marge Pitrof 3433 at http://wuwm.com Wisconsin Wildfire Update: Logging Equipment Sparked Blaze More Large Forest Fires Possible in Northern Wisconsin http://wuwm.com/post/more-large-forest-fires-possible-northern-wisconsin <p><strong>Update:</strong> <a href="/post/northwest-wisconsin-ripe-wildfire">The big wildfire in northwest Wisconsin is contained.</a> However, it has scorched 9,000 acres and destroyed dozens of homes and buildings. Wed, 15 May 2013 16:47:35 +0000 Marge Pitrof 3302 at http://wuwm.com More Large Forest Fires Possible in Northern Wisconsin