A central Wisconsin wildfire that caused destruction to multiple buildings has been helped by a rainy day, according to officials from the state Department of Natural Resources on Thursday.

The fire started in Waushara County on Monday when someone burning debris failed to fully extinguish the fire. The firefighters had almost contained the blaze by Monday evening but had not completely stopped the spread of the fire. On Wednesday, the area received up to an inch of rain, and now the fire is 100% contained, stated officials from the State Department of Natural Resources.

Local firefighters are still present at the scene to control any hot spots, but firefighters from other areas have been sent home, confirmed the department officials.

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Authorities from the state Department of Natural Resources announced on Thursday that a rainfall-filled day has played a significant role in extinguishing a destructive wildfire in central Wisconsin.

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The DNR initially estimated that the fire consumed about 830 acres, but on Thursday, officials stated that more accurate mapping of the fire’s perimeter shows it consumed about 730 acres.

The department also initially reported that the fire had destroyed 20 buildings, including three homes and 17 outbuildings. However, the agency revised these numbers on Thursday, stating that three homes and 16 outbuildings were destroyed.

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