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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Wildland Fire Threaten Structures Thursday Afternoon -The Trails

MITCHELL - NOVEMBER 10, 2022 - A property owner burning leaves caused a wildland fire at The Trails off Hollace Chastain Road Thursday afternoon.


Marion Township Firefighter work to contain a wildland fire at The Trails


Firefighters from Marion Township, Mitchell Volunteer Fire Department and Huron Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the fire at 1:41 p.m.


The fire spread into a wood line close to three houses and a garage. Firefighters and by-standers were able to keep the fire from spreading into the structures.


Four structures were threatened from a wildland fire in The Trail Thursday afternoon


" The property owner told the Lawrence County Zephyr that she should have known better. But she decided to burn leaves,"


Firefighters remained on the scene until about 4:30 p.m.



Fires have kept firefighters busy throughout Lawrence County on Thursday afternoon. The Marion Township, Mitchell Volunteer Fire Departments and Huron Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to another wildland fire in the 2489 block of Spice Valley Road. This is while they were fighting the fire in The Trails. That call was received at 2:23 p.m.



A leave fire reportedly spread into a garage. At this time a complete fire report have not been released as Marion Township Volunteer Fire Department is working several incidents Thursday evening.


Marion Township fill up at a Huron Volunteer Fire Department before heading out to another wildland fire on Spice Valley Road


The Indian Creek Township Volunteer fire department was dispatched to a wildland fire in the 1400 block of Tripleton Pike.


Mitchell Volunteer Fire Department assisted Marion Township at a wildland fire at The Trails


A structure fire on Lemon Quarry Road spread into a nearby woods, which took firefighters over an hour to contain. Firefighters from Marshall Township, Oolitic, and Perry Volunteer Fire Departments in Lawrence County, Monroe County Fire Protection District in Monroe County, U.S. Forestry Service and deputies from the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department fought the wildland fire. The Lawrence County Sheriff's department rescuing chickens and a pig before the fire spread to its pens.


Burn bans implemented across Southern Indiana as of this morning


At this time the cause of the fire on Lemon Quarry Road is unknown at this time.


Lawrence County Sheriff Mike Branham helps firefighters contain a brush fire on Lemon Quarry Road Thursday afternnon


Several fires have been reported in several counties throughout Southern Indiana including Brown, Greene, Lawrence, Monroe, Pike and Washington Counties.


Deputies use fire extinguishers to contain a fast-moving brush fire Thursday afternoon


Fire officials are telling people do not due to any kind of open burning however, the request seems to be going on deaf ears as fires continue to breakout.


Several burn bans have been implemented again in Southwestern Indiana as conditions are too dry and windy.


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