FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- Firefighters spent several hours Saturday battling a blaze at Fort McCoy.

The forest fire was reported near the town of Adrian, on the east side of the fort.

It was called in during the early afternoon hours.

The Rural Sparta Fire Chief tells News 8 the fire consumed 23 acres of forest land.

The cause is still under investigation but he says soldiers were in that area earlier in the day for training.