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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Windy Conditions Make Open Burning Unsafe - Lawrence County Fire Departments With Wildland Fire

HURON - (March 1, 2022) - Windy conditions on Tuesday afternoon make open burning unsafe for Lawrence County residents.

Wildland fires were reported in three locations around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The first wildland fire reported around 2:48 p.m. in the 6200 block of U.S. 50 West.

" I was doing a controlled burn all morning long, then this afternoon the wind took the fire into a nearby woods," said Jack Miller.

Huron and Marion Township Volunteer firefighters used a UTV, back packs, rakes, and fire hoses to bring the fire under control.

While firefighters from those two departments were battling that fire, two more were dispatched by Lawrence County Central dispatch.

Marshal Township was dispatched to 30 Grace Lane, and 500 block of McFadden Ridge Road. One of the fires was reported close to a barn. At this time it is not known what sparked the other two fires.

" We want to remind residents, today is not the day to do an open burn. All residents in Lawrence County are asked to call the non-emergency number and report their controlled burn. The reasoning behind that protocol is to prevent fire departments from being paged unnecessarily to controlled fires," Huron Fire Chief Bill Kinser.

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