Superior douses forest fireFirefighters put out fire that swept across about 10 acres in south Superior
By: Peter Passi, Duluth News Tribune
A forest fire in south Superior was extinguished by about 4 p.m. this afternoon, according to Superior Fire Battalion Chief Scott Gordon.
Firefighters responded to a report of a grassfire east of Hammond Avenue and South of North 37th Street at about 2:15 p.m.
“With no snow cover and a strong west wind, it was able to really move,” Gordon said.
As the grassfire approached stands of popple in the area, Superior called in additional support from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff at Pattison State Park and the township of Superior’s volunteer fire department.
The west wind was pushing the fire east, and Gordon said firefighters fought to keep the flames from crossing the Nemadji River and advancing into a heavily wooded area on the other side.
The fire burnt across about 10 acres of land, causing damage to trees and vegetation, but no structures were involved.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.