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A fire in a cornfield in the town of Sun Prairie caused more than $9,000 in damage Tuesday afternoon, according to a release.

The Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department responded to reports of an outdoor fire in a cornfield on Berlin Road around 2:45 p.m., officials said.

According to the release, the fire was in an area of picked corn, but it was moving toward the standing corn in the south end of the field.

Crews from Marshall, Cottage Grove, Columbus and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources assisted in putting out the fire, officials said. Statz Farms also provided a tractor and disc to make a fire break between the field and adjacent structures.

No injuries were reported in the fire, but 11 acres of corn burned, which is valued at more than $9,000, officials said. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.