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Grass fire in Medary highlights danger of dryness and high winds in spreading fires



A burn ban has been issued for the city of La Crosse and the town of Medary. And no sooner was that ban announced over the weekend, than La Crosse firefighters were called out to a grass fire in Medary on Sunday.

Fire crews say high winds apparently spread the flames from a fire pit, where a homeowner was burning garbage. About two acres of land were burned in the area of Deerfield Road, but no structures were damaged.

The city fire department warns that the fire danger in the La Crosse area is likely to be at a very high level for the next couple of days.

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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