Wisconsin wildfire contained 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