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Brush fire reported along Dee Bennett Road

Posted by wlpo on June 14, 2012

When the grass in brown, don’t light a burn pile.  It took three fire departments two hours and 12,000 gallons of water to put out a brush fire along Dee Bennett Road Thursday.

Utica Assistant Fire Chief Ed Rogers says a man was burning off some dry grass on his property and it spread to a large pile of firewood.  Rogers says the pile was probably the size of a building.

Utica had help from Oglesby and Naplate fire departments.   He says until we get some rain hold off on burning.


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