Barnes fire containedAs of 9 p.m. Wednesday, the Barnes fire had been officially contained.
As of 9 p.m. Wednesday, the Barnes fire had been officially contained. That doesn’t mean it’s out. Mop-up efforts could still take days, according to DNR officials.
The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation.
An information line 715-376-4185 has been set up for evacuees where they can get up to date information on damage to structures.
While roads in the area are open and have been cleared of debris, DNR officials stress that people entering the area will continue to see flames lingering in stumps, fallen trees and brush piles. It is possible that additional debris will appear on roads over nighttime hours. Any travelers are advised to drive slowly and be alert.