No rest for Grundy County rural firefighters as they respond to fires on Sunday and Monday


There have been as many as a dozen grass fires since Friday in which the Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District has responded to.

A burn ban advisory continues for the rural areas of Grundy County and a burn ban is in place for the city of Trenton. Both are continuing until further notice because of the warm, windy, and dry conditions.

Early this Monday morning, Grundy County rural firefighters responded to a grass fire southeast of Trenton. A report indicates some 50 to 60 acres total burned on both sides of Southeast 20th Street as the fire had jumped across the road.

Sunday afternoon, Grundy County Rural, with mutual aid assistance from the Spickard fire protection district, responded to a grass fire in an area east of Brimson. This fire, at 496 Northwest 50th Avenue, reportedly burned an old house and shed in addition to some 15 to 20 acres. Firefighters successfully prevented the blaze from spreading to another shed on a neighboring property.

Causes of these fires were unknown.