WILLIAMS – Fire departments in Lawrence and Martin counties had a busy weekend fighting field fires during windy conditions.
The first fire was reported at 1:36 p.m. in the 1300 block of East Powerline after a 9-1-1 caller reported a field fire spread into nearby woods and was traveling fast toward a garage.
Firefighters from Pleasant Run Township, Shawswick Fire Volunteer Fire Departments in Lawrence County, Owen Township in Jackson County, and U.S. Forest Service responded to that fire.
“The fire was next to the garage and firefighters were able to save the structure,” said Chad Hillenburg Fire Chief Pleasant Run Volunteer Fire Department.
The fire burned approximately one acre. There were no injuries and the Seals Ambulance Service stood by for fire personnel.
In the second fire, firefighters from Lawrence and Martin counties responded to a large field fire in the 18000 block of Tripp Road at 2:20 p.m. in Martin County.
The property is owned by Gary and Rowena Tripp. The family was burning brush when the fire quickly spread to a nearby field.
Firefighters were able to get the fire under control before it reached a nearby wooded area.
Indian Creek, Shoals, Martin County Fire Rescue, Martin County Ambulance Service and Martin County Sheriff’s Department responded to the fire.
On Saturday Shawswick Volunteer responded to the 1600 block of Peerless Road for a field fire at 3:09 p.m. Firefighters were on the scene for approximately an hour.
On Sunday, Indian Creek Township responded to a field fire in the 900 block of Indian Creek Camp Road at 11:22 a.m.
Although the weather allows property owners who want to clean-up their properties of unwanted brush, and burn off garden spots, they should be reminded that windy conditions and fire produce dangerous conditions which allow fires to quickly get out of control.