Man trying to “smoke out” squirrels starts grass fire

Posted on: 8:21 pm, July 4, 2012, by , updated on: 09:51pm, July 4, 2012

Mukwonago grass fire

Mukwonago grass fire

MUKWONAGO — Mukwonago fire officials say a man apparently started a grass fire in a subdivision while trying to “smoke out” squirrels from his property Wednesday, July 4th.

Fire officials say doing this involves lighting a fuse and tossing the fuse into a hole or opening where the critter lives.

Officials say the grass caught fire and spread to about a dozen yards in the subdivision.

No homes were damaged as a result of the fire.

10 departments were called in for mutual aid.

Officials say the man will receive citations because of the burn ban in Mukwonago.

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