Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District responds to fires along Route Y

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The Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District on Sunday responded to a pair of grass fires, both along Route Y.

One fire involved a grass fire along the west side of Route Y and just north of Highway 6. Grundy County Rural Fire chief Kenny Roberts said he was told an automobile burned and the wind spread embers into dry grass. KTTN this morning was told by the owner of the car they had been northbound on Route Y when smoke from the fire obscured the vision of the driver and the car went into the ditch. The owner stated the front bumper and headlights had burned. There also was front-end damage. The driver was not injured but had to escape out a passenger door. The car had to be towed from the scene.

The fire spread onto the Adam Milburn property located at 11 Northeast Route Y. But it appeared to die out once it reached green grass that had been mowed. The cause of the fire was unknown. The Trenton fire department also assisted at the scene east of Trenton. It was noted the spreading fire pretty much died when it reached green grass that had been mowed at the Adam Milburn property located at 11 Northeast Highway Y. The Trenton Fire Department also assisted at the scene east of Trenton.

Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District responded to the 600 block of Northeast Highway Y where the fire was reported along a ditch and in some brush. It also was described along the edge of a bean field. Roberts said this fire was in the vicinity of the South Evans Church and a house but neither was damaged. The location is within the Spickard Fire Protection District but their crews were busy with a fire at another location.

(Photos and video courtesy Jim Bush)

 

 

 

 

 


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