Cumberland County forest fire is going cost taxpayers, fire chief says

  • Source: WNCN-TV NBC 17
  • Published: 01/09/2018 02:50 PM

Firefighters in Cumberland County have been trying to keep a forest fire from getting worse, something they say is going to cost taxpayers. Pearson’s Mill Deputy Fire Chief Tracy Smith says it’s going to cost because of the sheer amount of water and teams of fire crews working overtime to get a forest fire under control. “At this point, we’re looking at 14 to 15,000 gallons of water,” said Smith. “We hate to tie resources up for it, but it’s just something you have to do.” They’re battling hot spots since Monday because of what was burning.


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