BREAKING: Wildfire burning near Webb Lake now under control, no danger to public

Published: May. 7, 2022 at 5:29 PM CDT|Updated: May. 7, 2022 at 5:33 PM CDT
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5:52 p.m. UPDATE: Burnett County Sheriff’s officials have confirmed that a wildfire burning near Webb Lake Saturday is now under control and there is no danger to the public.

That update came from the county sheriff’s office at 5:50 p.m. Saturday, less than an hour after an alert was issued asking people living east of Swiss Township and West of Webb Lake to evacuate to the St. Croix Casino Danbury.

Burnett County Sheriff’s Officials told KBJR 6 Saturday afternoon they believe the evacuation alert may have been issued as a mistake, but could not comment further on that at this time.

Authorities were also not able to confirm how large the fire is.

No word if anyone was hurt.

Burnett County fire map
Burnett County fire map(MGN)

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

WEBB LAKE, WI . (KBJR) - Some Burnett county residents are being asked to immediately evacuate their homes due to a large wildfire burning near East Swiss Township, west of Webb Lake.

An evacuation shelter has been established at the St. Croix Casino in Danbury, located at 30222 WI-35 #77, Danbury, WI 54830.

This is a developing story, we’ll update you on-air and online as more information comes in.

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