On July 20, 2020 at approximately 10:30 p.m. Burnett County Dispatch received a call of a structure fire at the Burnett Dairy Cooperative. All employees were safely evacuated. There were no injuries. It appears the fire started in the boiler room.
The following fire departments responded: Grantsburg Fire, Siren Fire, Webster Fire, Frederic Fire, Cushing Fire, St. Croix Hertel Fire, Pine City Fire, Rush City Fire, Danbury Fire, Scott Fire, Webb Lake Fire, Shell Lake Fire and Spooner Fire. Jackson Fire provided coverage while the others tended to the fire.
North Ambulance, the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office, Frederic Police Department, and Burnett County Emergency Management also responded.
State Highway 70 is now back open.
This was a tremendous effort by all departments involved. A potentially very dangerous situation was mitigated by a quick response.
This fire is still under investigation.
- Sheriff Tracy Finch
- Grantsburg Fire Chief Cory Barnette