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Event Details

Event Wildfire
State WISCONSIN
County/Area JACKSON
WFO ARX
Begin Date 04/01/2010 15:15:00 CST-6
End Date 04/01/2010 22:00:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A slow moving area of low pressure across southern Canada created several days of breezy and dry conditions across western Wisconsin. Average sustained wind speeds from March 30th through April 1st were 10 to 15 mph with the minimum relative humidity between 25 and 35 percent as reported by the automated weather observing equipment at both La Crosse and Sparta. These conditions allowed a large grass fire to develop just east of Melrose in southwest Jackson county. Local fire officials estimate the fire burned approximately 30 acres but no structures were damaged or injuries sustained. At one point, the flames were estimated to be shooting 17 feet into the air.
Event Narrative After several days of breezy and dry conditions, a grass fire burned approximately 30 acres just east of Melrose in southwest Jackson county. No structures were damaged or injuries sustained because of the fire. Local fire officials are unsure what caused the fire to start.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
JACKSON (ZONE) JACKSON (ZONE) WI 04/01/2010 15:15 CST-6 Wildfire 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K