Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fire Crews Battle Two Grass Fires in 106 Degree Heat

Fire crews from around the area battled two grass fires in 106 degree heat last Wednesday. The first one was at the Harry and Naomi Mullock pasture south of Oxford; Cody Mullock was operating a disc mower when he hit a rock and ignited a spark between 2 and 3 in the afternoon. Fire departments from Sheridan, Parnell, Grant City, Jackson Township, Stanberry, Hopkins, and Maryville came to battle the 200-acre blaze. It got into some timber, making it difficult for crews to get to it. It was carried by a strong south wind and spread into a neighboring pasture. The Enhanced 911 system response time was fast; the Worth County Fire Auxiliary brought refreshments for the firefighters. At 6 the same day, fire broke out on the Bob Young pasture during haying northwest of Sheridan. Units from Sheridan, Grant City, Bedford, Parnell, and Blockton responded as well as the Sheridan Ambulance.

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