YARNELL, AZ - Nineteen men died fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire in Arizona on Sunday.
Five days later, that fire still burns across almost 10,000 acres of the Arizona countryside.
The fire became a serious issue early last weekend.
Special teams were called from across the country to help with the fight.
Rhinelander's Suzanne Flory is a member of one of those elite incident response teams.
She and her team arrived before the firefighter deaths on Sunday.
"This has been a difficult fire for everybody. Prescott is right down the road from here. The Hotshot crew was from Prescott. A lot of them lived in this area with their families," she said Friday afternoon.
Firefighters and support crews grieve the loss of those 19 men.
But they also have to keep fighting a still-burning wildfire while they grieve.
"It's an interesting vegetation type out here. It burns really hot and really fast, and then you'll have some hotspots here and there around the perimeter. Right now, we're at 80% containment. We're hoping for 100% containment in the next couple of days," she said.
Several hundred firefighters are still working in central Arizona.
RHINELANDER - Golfers can't wait to get back on the course after our long, tiring winter. We'll need to melt a lot more snow to make that happen, but on a Rhinelander-area lake this weekend, ice will be needed for golfing.
Fisher's Resort on Lake George will host the 13th-annual Ice Golf tournament Saturday. Golfers shoot real golf balls on nine holes on the frozen lake. The four-person scramble format costs $40 per team.
The event is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Hodag Sno-Trails snowmobile club.
HARSHAW - Rhinelander charter school students mixed in math with science, social studies, and reading projects on Thursday.
Northwoods Community Elementary School hosted parents to show off their work. Some classes did the math to plot out a vegetable garden. Others did research on Wisconsin counties and planned a weeklong trip there.
"I added decimals to count up all my rates for my bills, all the admissions to state parks, and renting," explained Oceana Patulski, who did a project on Door County.
MADISON - The Wisconsin State Patrol says it saw more drugged drivers on the roads and had a significant increase in drug arrests from 2016 to 2017.
Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the State Patrol saw a 20 percent increase in drug arrests during that time period, with fewer than 2,900 arrests in 2016 to more than 3,400 last year. A drug arrest involves the possession of illegal narcotics or paraphernalia.
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