Updated: 09/12/2013 7:04 PM
Created: 09/12/2013 10:10 AM WDIO.com
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) - A Wisconsin logging company is disputing Department of Natural Resources' statements about how workers responded to a wildfire in northwestern Wisconsin this spring.
Ray Duerr Logging said Thursday it acted quickly to put out the fire in May, but there was no time to use a pressurized water system on the cutting machine before the fire flew into the treetops.
The fire was sparked when debris from the tree-cutting machine ignited in the machine's circulating blade, setting the dry ground ablaze.
The DNR plans to bill Duerr more than $600,000 for the cost of fighting the fire.
DNR spokesman Bill Cosh says the agency stands behind its investigation and news release.
Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com
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