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Tree cutter catches fire in Jackson County

No one injured in incident; damage estimated at $40,000

JACKSON COUNTY, Wis. (WKBT) - No one was injured in a fire that damaged a logging processor off Highway 12 in the Township of Millston in Jackson County Wednesday evening.

When the Black River Falls Fire Department arrived on scene at N2715 Wyman Lake Club Road off Highway 12 at 4:20 p.m., the equipment was fully engulfed in flames.

The operator told firefighters smoke was coming from the engine area and it started on fire. The operator tried to put it with fire extinguishers. The tree cutter was not near any structures and had just been moved out of the woods where it had been cutting trees all day on a logging operation, Black River Falls Fire Chief Steve Schreiber said.  

The cause of the fire is not known at this time. The owner of the equipment from Todd's Tree and Shrub Service in Tomah, said the estimated damage is about $40,000. The cutting head was not damaged in the fire. The equipment was insured.

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