• Bill Raines

Updated :Marion Township Firefighters Respond to Wildland Fire at Cresthaven Cemetery Thursday Night

MITCHELL - ( December 23, 2021) - Update: Marion Township Volunteer Fire Department was called at 8:23 for a possible Wildland fire just South of Cresthaven cemetery.


Upon arrival found a large brush and rubbish pile in the Southeast corner of the cemetery on fire.


Apparently, several different companies dump brush there for disposal. One person arrived and states a co-worker had thrown a cigarette into the pile earlier and that might have started the fire.



Crews were on scene approximately 1 hour to make sure the fire was completely extinguished. Unknown cause and persons involved.




Original story: The Marion Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a wildland fire at Cresthaven Cemetery Thursday night. The cemetery located in the 3000 block of Dixie Highway.


The call reporting the fire came in around 8:23 p.m.




Lawrence County Zephyr is waiting on a response from Marion Township Fire Department on details of the fire. We will update this story when more information becomes available.


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