Department of Natural Resource Assists at Wildland Fire in Northern Monroe County
MONROE COUNTY - (March 16, 2022) - Monroe Fire Protection District responded to a brush fire this evening around 5:30pm on N Old State Rd 37.
( All photos provided by Monroe Fire Protection District)
While units were enroute Monroe County Central Dispatch advised it was a large brush fire involving several acres, pushing to the woods and a pole barn.
Indiana Department of Natural Resources fire crews out of Morgan-Monroe state forest were requested for additional manpower due to their close location to the fire.
Monroe Fire units arrived to a few acres on fire burning the tall dried out grass. As firefighters were getting close to containing the fire the wind kept picking up making the flames grow spreading the fire faster.
Indiana DNR Fire crews arrived with two 6x6 UTVs which were able to get out in the muddy field and directly attack the head of the fire.
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It took firefighters approximately 45 minutes to completely contain the fire. Crews remained on scene for an extended period of time mopping up hot spots.
No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire was accidental.