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Firefighters respond to combine fire south of Trenton

Grundy County’s Rural Fire Protection District on Monday afternoon responded to a farm combine fire one-half mile south of Trenton on Highway 65. Upon arrival shortly before 3 o’clock, firefighters noticed light smoke from weeds and grain beneath the cab. The department used water to wet down the smoldering areas of the combine. The cause […]

Car Fire

Fire damages engine compartment in car on Highway 65 near Trenton

A car fire on Saturday afternoon in Trenton extensively damaged the engine compartment of the vehicle. The car was on the shoulder of southbound Highway 65, about one-half mile north of Highway 6. When firefighters from the Trenton Fire Department arrived on the scene, flames were coming from the engine compartment. The cause of the […]

Vehicle Fire

Grundy Electric bucket truck a “total loss” after fire on Saturday

A Grundy Electric Cooperative bucket truck is considered a total loss after a fire near Grundy Electric on Saturday night, September 4, 2021. Trenton Fire Lieutenant Jeremy Summers reports the bed area of the truck was fully involved when firefighters arrived. Crews used a one-and-a-half-inch hose line to extinguish the fire. The cause of the […]


Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District dispatched to fire on Bill Brinser property

Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District responded in the late afternoon yesterday to a woodpile on fire at the property along Route Y. Rural Fire Chief Kenny Roberts said the location is on the Bill Brinser property south of the Grundy Center Church. A neighbor driving by reported seeing the fire involving chunks of wood. […]

Field Fire on Onyx Lane Trenton

Two fire departments respond to field fire northeast of Trenton

Personnel and equipment from two fire departments responded on Monday afternoon to a farm field on fire northeast of Trenton. On a mutual aid call with the Spickard Fire Protection District, Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District responded to 426 Northeast Onyx Lane.  Grundy County Rural Fire Protection Chief Kenny Roberts reported some 35 to […]

Trenton Fire Department

Firefighters dispatched to big rig fire in north Trenton on Sunday

Fire damage was described as major to the engine compartment and cab of a semi-truck Sunday afternoon in Trenton. The Trenton Fire Department was dispatched to the parking lot east of Hoover Drive, where crews found heavy fire with the vehicle. Firefighters deployed a one and three-quarter line to extinguish the blaze. Firefighters used a […]


Fire destroys structure at Leisure Lake

The Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District reports a fire destroyed a structure at Leisure Lake on Wednesday afternoon. The cause was undetermined, and the owner was listed as Brent Hauge. Grundy County Rural was assisted by firefighters from the Trenton and Jamesport departments and the Grundy County Ambulance Service. Firefighters were on the scene […]

House Fire

Firefighters called to the residence of Doug and Jeannie Little west of Trenton

Fire Tuesday night damaged a rural Trenton home with two of the occupants receiving burns. Chief of the Grundy County Rural Fire Department, Kenny Roberts, said the call was to the residence of Doug and Jeannie Little just west of Trenton. He noted the fire damage was pretty much confined to a girls’ bedroom on […]

House Fire

Fire destroys home on Painter Street in Milan

Fire Saturday morning destroyed the Donnie and Tracy McDonald residence at 203 South Painter Street in Milan. Milan Fire Chief Rick Gardner explained the McDonalds and six others described as children and grandchildren got out safely, noting that a couple of the children jumped from a second-floor window onto a carport. A firefighter was treated […]

Grass Fires

Chillicothe firefighters respond to grass fire

Chillicothe firefighters on Saturday extinguished a small grass fire off Highway 65 at the north edge of Chillicothe. Captain Derrick Allen reported firefighters arrived on the scene and found approximately one-quarter acre had burned about 50 yards behind Kelly’s Fireworks stand. Approximately 100 gallons of water and a leaf blower were used to extinguish the […]