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Small fire breaks out at Shore Acres swing bridge

Brad Williams

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Fire trucks were called to the railroad swing bridge on Shore Acres Road in La Crescent on Monday. 

Sources say a fence close to the bridge caught fire, at about the time a tugboat was going through the open bridge. 

There was apparently little damage to the actual bridge.

Police for the Canadian Pacific railroad were also on hand to respond to the situation.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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