UPDATE: Homes evacuated after wildfire in Clark Co.

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CLARK COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -- A wildfire in Clark County forced people living in the area to be evacuated.

Lots of smoke could be seen all around the Bruce Mound Ski Hill Sunday afternoon.

Multiple fire departments responded.

Even a plane was in the area trying to help fight the fire.
Bruce Mound Road was closed to traffic.

As the fire continued to spread, people living near the fire were evacuated.

CLARK COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -- Officials say homes along Highway 95 to the Town of Merrillan in Clark County are being evacuated after a wildfire at Bruce Mound.

Multiple agencies are responding to the fire including the Wisconsin DNR.

We'll have the latest on WEAU 13 News at Ten.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- Warm, dry, windy weather is creating prime conditions for wildfires across Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says Sunday is the busiest day of the fire season to date. By late afternoon, 35 wildfires were reported.

The fires are breaking out statewide, but are mostly small and contained. Air tankers are making drops to slow the spread of fires, allowing ground crews to work the edges.

A red flag warning was out until 7 p.m. Sunday for counties in western Wisconsin. DNR officials are asking the public to be careful with campfires, outdoor grills and smoking that could throw off a spark and ignite a fire.

The DNR responded to 25 wildfires on Saturday, mostly caused by debris burning.

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