Grass fire burns 20 acres

August 2, 2012

Grass fire near the intersection of County Road 144 in Nolan County burned around 20 acres on Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A grass fire started on Wednesday afternoon where a vehicle had wrecked a little bit earlier on County Road 143 near the intersection of County Road 144 in Nolan County. It burned right around 20 acres of densely wooded area. 
According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, the terrain was very tough and the undergrowth was thick. Maryneal, Roscoe, Nolan and Sweetwater all had trucks on scene trying to contain the blaze. There were three power line poles that burned and dropped the lines down into the trees which made things more difficult and dangerous for the firemen on scene. 
"I would like to thank Ronald Lingafelter for bringing out the county track loader and cutting a great fire line to help contain the fire and make it easier for us to get around the fire. It also saved damage to our fire trucks," stated Madden.


Burn ban

August 3, 2012 by yourkidding (not verified), 2 years 52 weeks ago
Comment: 675

I thought no fires could start during a burn ban. Silly me. The only thing burn bans do is allow more and more fuel for these fires to build up making them hotter and harder to get ahead of when they do start. In the years before there was such a thing as burn bans land owners set fires and kept things cleaned up and the big fires like last summer did not happen.

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