Grass Fire Near Brighton Caused by Embers from Controlled Burn

  • Source: KCII AM-1380 & FM-106.1
  • Published: 04/07/2021 06:26 AM

A controlled fence line grass burn thought to be extinguished last weekend rekindled Monday night about seven miles northwest of Brighton. Brighton Fire Chief Bill Farmer says firefighters were called to an area near the intersection of Dogwood Avenue and 295th Street at about 7 p.m. to discover grass, brush and weeds on fire along the railroad right of way. He says because of the fire’s remote location, they had to use a railway truck to shuttle firefighters from the Rubio Railroad crossing to the bridge over the Skunk River, which got them closer to the scene where they battled the blaze mostly with hand tools. He adds they also utilized their four-wheel drive truck and a Ford Ranger from the Washington Fire Department to deliver water to the fire.


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