Wheat, Combine Lost to Fire

Town of Egg Harbor – Egg Harbor firefighters fought a large grass fire Tuesday that ignited and spread approximately 300 feet from a residence on County T in Egg Harbor. 

Though no structures caught fire and no one was hurt, 16 acres of ready-to-harvest wheat and a combine were lost, according to a report posted by Chief Andy Staats on the department’s Facebook page. The quick decision of the farmer to use his tractor and disc to create a fire break slowed the fire, preventing greater loss, according to Staats’ post.

Mutual-aid partners responding to the fire included Jacksonport, Gibraltar, Ephraim, Sister Bay/Liberty Grove, Baileys Harbor, Luxemburg, Door County Emergency Services and the Door County Sheriff’s Department.