Spickard/Mercer Fire Districts Respond To Grass Fire

Date 2014/3/24 9:29:24 | Topic: News

Members of the Spickard and Mercer County Fire Protection Districts extinguished a
grass and timber fire Friday afternoon on Jewell Street in southern Mercer County.
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Spickard Fire Protection District training officer, Jesse Richman, estimated around 40 acres burned. He said the flames came within inches of a metal barn, but it was not
damaged. The fire also came within about 100 feet of a house, but Richman said the house was not threatened. He mentioned the flames were not moving very fast
toward the house.

Richman said the the property owners and the cause of the fire were not available.

Firefighters were on the scene about 90 minutes. No injuries were reported.

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