Beloit fireworks start grass fire
BELOIT--Falling embers from the city of Beloit fireworks started a grass fire Wednesday night, the Beloit Fire Department reported.
Firefighters were called at 9:48 p.m. to the launch area near Riverside Drive around ABC Supply and Fairbanks Morse, Captain Scott Fisher said. The fire was contained to grass and brush, and nobody was injured.
The fire department did a controlled burn of as much of the area as it could Sunday, but the fire was able to take off in the untouched areas, he said.
Just before 11 p.m., the fire department was still busy “chasing small fires all over the city” from people shooting off banned fireworks, he said.