Fire yesterday afternoon at Trenton destroyed a garage used for storage and moderately damaged a pickup truck parked next to the garage.
That's according to Trenton Fire Department Lieutenant, Mike Moore, who attributed the blaze to hot embers from yard waste being burned by a neighbor earlier in the day in a burn pit.
The unattached garage was behind the Martin Little residence at 401 East 7th Street. No damage was reported to the house. Damage to Little's 1969 pickup was described as moderate. Lieutenant Moore said there were no vehicles in the 10 by 20 foot garage.
Moore said yard waste was burned yesterday morning in a burn pit at a neighbor's residence. He said hot embers in the pit are believed to have started lumber on fire---and that spread to the garage. Lieutenant Moore indicated the burn pit was attended yesterday morning, but not when the lumber and garage caught fire yesterday afternoon.
Lieutenant Moore said burning is highly discouraged in windy dry conditions. The National Weather Service had this area under a red flag warning yesterday afternoon, meaning all outdoor burning should be avoided because fire can spread quickly and burn intensely.
Members of the Trenton and Grundy County Rural Departments were on the scene about 1 hour and 20 minutes. No injuries were reported.
Lieutenant Moore noted Trenton Police assisted at the scene---with Police Chief, Tommy Wright, and Sergeant Jeb Walker helping to pull hose.