Firefighters Respond to Brush Fire in Wexford
No injuries reported.
Firefighters responded Monday afternoon to a brush fire in Wexford that burned about six acres but did not damage any structures, a Wexford Volunteer Fire Company firefighter stated.
The Wexford firefighters responded to the call just as they returned to the station from fighting a morning brush fire in Adams Township off Blackstone Lane, the firefighter, who did not give her name, said.
About six to seven acres were burned in Adams Township in an area close to residences, the firefighter said.
No injuries or damage to structures were reported in either fire, she said.
Multiple fire companies responded to both fires.
The afternoon fire was at a spot behind Ethan Allen Furniture store, east of Route 19 close to the Pine-Marshall boundary line.
Paul Parker, who lives near the area, posted a number of photos on Twitter and graciously gave Pine-Richland Patch permission to print them. By about 5 p.m., he tweeted that trucks were leaving the area.
He tweeted that there are houses about 150 yards from where the fire was.
"Good thing they got here quickly. With all the wind it could have spread out of control fast," Parker tweeted under the name Mr. Paul.
"Really windy, embers keep burning. The fire dep guys & gals working hard. Great bunch! :-)" he added.
Parker started his string of Tweets with this: "Ok, my son & I go 4 walk & notice hills on fire above our st. in Wexford 10 fire trucks or more & ATVs."