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Logging Company To Be Billed $600,000 For Germann Road Fire

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Photo taken of Germann Road Fire (courtesy of the Wisconsin DNR).
Photo taken of Germann Road Fire (courtesy of the Wisconsin DNR).

MADISON, WI (KDAL) - Upon completion of the DNR investigation into the cause of the Germann Road fire in Douglas County, a commercial logging company will be billed 600 thousand dollars for their negligence in causing the blaze.  A crew was harvesting timber on May 14th when their equipment started the fire and they were unsuccessful in attempts to contain it.  The company was found negligent for failing to maintain a pressurized water system that was meant to be used to extinguish fires set by the logging equipment. The investigation found that the crew and the company, Ray Duerr Logging, withheld that information from the DNR and law enforcement officials.

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