Grant Co. Sheriff & Wisconsin DNR Investigate Illegal Burn

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office responded to an illegal burn on Monday morning. The Wisconsin DNR received a tip regarding the fire at 3953 Coon Hollow Road in Liberty Township and asked the Sheriff’s Office to investigate and extinguish the fire. Officials discovered an old trailer home had been intentionally set on fire by 73 year old Steven Lenz of rural Lancaster. The Stitzer Fire Department and the Lancaster Fire Department and EMS all responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. The matter is being referred to the Wisconsin DNR for further investigation. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind residents that it is illegal to burn anything other than clean wood in the State of Wisconsin.