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Firefighters battle field fire

Monday, July 2, 2012

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Firefighters put out hot spots at a fire west of Staunton Monday afternoon. [Order this photo]
STAUNTON -- Firefighters from five agencies responded to a field fire Monday morning west of Staunton.

At approximately 10:30 a.m., firefighters from the Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department (PTVFD) responded to the fire, which took place on property located at County Road 675 N, one mile west of Happy Holler Road.

PTVFD Chief Larry Tempel told The Brazil Times the fire appeared to have started at the edge of the road and headed north on the property.

"It looked like it started off the road," Tempel said. "I don't know how it started. It could have been a cigarette. You could take a match (to the field) and burn it."

The fire headed north through the property before reaching a forest line. Firefighters were able to gain control of the fire at that point.

Tempel estimated 15 acres of land were scorched as a result of the blaze.

Firefighters were still dousing hot spots in the field at noon.

Other agencies responding to the incident included the Seelyville Volunteer Fire Department, Dick Johnson Volunteer Fire Department, Cory Volunteer Fire Department, Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department and Clay County Search and Rescue.

At approximately 5:40 p.m., firefighters were called back to the scene. However, by 6 p.m., all hot spots had been extinguished.


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Thank you PTVFD and Seelyville Volunteer Fire Department, Dick Johnson Volunteer Fire Department, Cory Volunteer Fire Department, Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department and Clay County Search and Rescue. For saving us from a fire of catastrophic proportions just west of us. I know I offend many by my rants on here but I am very sincere about my support for these agencies. Roger LaPlante :) They are true Heroes!

-- Posted by Combat VET on Tue, Jul 3, 2012, at 10:59 AM


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