It took about three hours on Saturday for firefighters to douse a fire along Cache Creek about two miles east of Highway 505.
Firefighters from nine departments fought the blaze, which blackened about four acres of grass and brush after igniting at about 3 p.m. No structures were damaged.
“We had a pretty good southwest wind on it, and that sort of hampered things a little bit,” said Chief Paul Green of the Madison Volunteer Fire Department. “The biggest issue was access. Luckily, the property owner had a dozer and was able to cut lines so that we were able to get down to the creek.”
Green said it was difficult to tell how the fire started, though there were reports of “kids on quads down by the creek” around the time that the fire started.