Firefighters Battle 5-Acre Field Fire Sunday Afternoon

(HELTONVILLE) – The Pleasant Run Twp. Volunteer Fire Department responded to a five-acre field fire Sunday afternoon in the 1300 block of Younger Road.

Pleasant Run Volunteer firefighters were able to stop a field fire from getting into nearby woods on Sunday afternoon.

The blaze started from an attended brush pile that was being burned, and the wind carried embers and sparks into the field.


Embers from an attended brush pile caught a field on fire Sunday afternoon. Pleasant Run Volunteer Fire Department responded with two brush rigs and a tanker to get the blaze under control.

Pleasant Run firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to near-by woods.

The department responded with two brush rigs and a tanker, in addition to eight firefighters.

Shawswick Volunteer Fire Department was also responded to the scene with an additional brush rig but was canceled en route as Pleasant Run firefighters were able to stop the blaze from getting into the woods.

Firefighters filled up a brush rig to go out and extinguish hot-spots so the fire would not reignite.

Firefighters were on scene for some time to make sure several hot spots were extinguished.

Temperatures were at 63 degrees with strong winds coming from the south which pushed the fire quickly across the field.

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