Tall Brush Fire in Fond du Lac

By: Isabella Mendez

Who did this affect?

This affected people driving on highway 45 and people who live in Fond du Lac.

What happened?

In Fond du Lac there was a fire that happened near a highway the fire happened in a marsh filled with tall cattails and grass.

Where did this happen?

This happened in Fond du Lac on highway 45.

When did this happen?

This happened Thursday April 16th and was reported at 7:30 a.m.

Why did this happen?

They believe the fire stated because of a cigarettes sparks and because of how warm and dry the cattails were.


“When we arrived on the scene the fire had quadrupled in size quickly,” said Fond du Lac Fire Chief Peter O’Leary.