Chillicothe Fire Department responds to multiple fires on Thursday

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The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a vehicle and field fire on Thursday afternoon.

Captain/Emergency Medical Technician Tracy Bradley reports firefighters arrived in an engine truck to find a sport utility vehicle fully engulfed in flames in a cornfield on LIV 228 and about three-quarters of an acre of the field also on fire.

The firefighters called for a brush truck to respond to help and used a pre-connect to begin extinguishing the vehicle. They gained access to the passenger side door, raised the hood to help with extinguishing the fire, and used about 375 gallons of water.

Bradley says rakes were used on the field to remove some of the corn rubbish from the area, and after the brush truck arrived, about 100 gallons of water were used to extinguish the field. The fire department continued to use rakes and a backpack blower to remove the unburned rubbish from being close to the burned area. Crews were on the scene for about an hour.

The Chillicothe Fire Department listed the owner and occupant of the vehicle as Glenn Alderson of Princeton. He was reported as being out of the vehicle when firefighters were dispatched.