Winnebago Co. grass fire may have been caused by passing train

Winnebago County grass fire near Pioneer Road and Medina Junction Road, May 16, 2018. (WLUK)

CLAYTON (WLUK) -- Dispatch officials say a grass fire in Winnebago County may have been caused by a passing train.

It happened around noon Wednesday near Pioneer Road and Medina Junction Road by the railroad tracks in the town of Clayton.

Before the fire was extinguished, 38.5 acres was burned, Clayton Fire Department says.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, Clayton fire says.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, most of Northeast Wisconsin is low for fire danger, while some counties to the west and north are in high fire danger.


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