In Odd News- Landscaping Ignites 2 Days In A Row At Jo Byrns High School
ADAMS TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – In today’s strange news, the landscaping under the sign at Jo Byrns High School has now burst into flames two days in a row, apparently all by itself.
On Saturday around 2:40 pm the Adams Fire Department was called to Jo Byrns High School on reports that the sign was on fire. Firefighters arrived, flooded the area with water, and looked for something that might have caused the fire. Everything seemed in check so they cleared the scene.
Then today, (Sunday) at 3:30 pm, the Adams Fire Department was called to the school on reports that the Jo Byrns High School sign was once again on fire. When firefighters with the Adams Fire Department arrived, it was the same thing, the landscaping under the school sign had ignited.
Smokey Barn News talked with Fire Chief Ray Brown with the Adams Fire Department. Chief Brown indicated that his department fully inspected the wiring of the sign and found nothing that could have ignited the landscaping. There was also no obvious sign that an accelerant had been used. Chief Brown theorized that one possibility could be that the black mulch used to decorate the base of the sign may have absorbed enough heat to spontaneously combust, though he conceded that two days in a row was “strange” in his experience.
Hay is known to spontaneously ignite under the right conditions and wet hay is more likely to spontaneous-combust than dry.
Well, there you have it Robertson County, if any new details emerge- will bring them to you. What are your thoughts on the situation? -Accidental? Arson? Spontaneous combustion?