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Germann Road Fire 911 Call Partial Transcript

Posted at: 05/16/2013 5:54 PM
Updated at: 05/16/2013 6:31 PM
By: Jon Ellis, Alan Hoglund

Eyewitness News has obtained the 911 call from the logging industry worker reporting the Germann Road Fire on Tuesday, May 14, at 2:46 p.m.

The worker called while his co-worker tried to put out the flames, according to the Wisconsin DNR.

Caller: There is a forest fire in Douglas County straight west of, or straight east of Gordon approximately 10 miles on County Highway Y.
Dispatcher: You said it is a forest fire? Are there any structures in the way?
Caller: No, but it is taking off fast.
Dispatcher: How big are you estimating it is right now?
Caller: It is, I come around the corner and it was small, and now it is big.

The DNR said negligence wasn't involved in the blaze and no charges will be filed.