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Multiple fires keep firefighters busy

Monday, February 7, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 8:50 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A string of five separate natural cover fires kept Boone County Fire Protection District firefighters busy Saturday. No one was injured.

According to a news release, firefighters’ first natural cover fire call came around 11 a.m. for about an acre of land at 4026 N. Creasy Springs Road. They brought the fire under control in less than 30 minutes.

The next call came just before 3 p.m. at 7800 U.S. 124 W. that was moving toward a house. The fire was heading for heavier cover when firefighters arrived. They contained the fire without any damage to the house or garage.

As firefighters left the 3 p.m. call, another group was sent to the Rocky Fork Firing Range, 1505 Peabody Road, for a reported natural cover fire.

Firefighters responded to two fires in the southern part of the county just after 4 p.m. The first report at 11125 Smith Hatchery Road, however, turned out to be a controlled burn contained by the land owner.

Firefighters then diverted to the second call at 5881 U.S. 63 S. where about three acres were burning. Ten evergreen trees were damaged.

Division Specialist Gale Blomenkamp said Saturday’s fires started from contained burning of land that got out of control.


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