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January 21, 2014

Baldwin Fire Rescue handles grass fire marathon

MILLEDGEVILLE —

Baldwin County Fire Rescue worked at full tilt Sunday and Monday.

At one point, BCFR Chief Troy Reynolds said all eight county stations were on the road responding to community grass and woods and one structure fire.

Luckily, no injuries were reported.

Reynolds said Monday’s humidity levels and wind were “just perfect burning conditions.”

“We didn’t get around to see what caused all of (the fires), but some were outdoor burning that got out of hand,” the county fire chief said.

A grass fire threatening a structure on Crestwood Drive at 1:30 p.m. Sunday kicked off the first responder marathon. Another emergency fire call on Combs Avenue came into county dispatch around the same time.

After quelling the Sunday events, BCFR didn’t have time to rest on the federal holiday.

Firefighters backed up Georgia Forestry during a 10-acre Bartram Forest fire at 1:06 p.m. Monday.

“We just protected structures,” Reynolds said.

Adding to the action, the county also dispatched to Lawrence Road at 1:30 p.m. Reynolds said a five-acre woods fire threatened a structure.

Not 20 minutes later another fire popped up on Ebony Lounge Road, which started in a shed of some sort. Officials think a fireplace could have been the culprit.

“Because it was so dry, it got into the woods about two to three acres,” the chief said.

Monday also included county firefighter response to grass fires at Montego Bay and Old Plantation Trail between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

BCFR traveled across the Oconee River Bridge at Highway 22 and Kings Road to suppress the final grass fire at 3:48 p.m. Monday.

“It was actually caused from a tire off a vehicle,” Reynolds said.

The BCFR chief said just about the entire personnel and volunteer staffs were covering local fires. 

“They did a great job,” he said. “It was definitely a team effort because we were sending personnel from one fire to another once we got things under control.”

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