VIDEO: Burning Leaves Spark Woods Fire Overnight, Homes Saved
ORLINDA TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – It was a busy night for area firefighters as they worked to contain a woods and grass fire late Thursday.
The fire, which started around midnight, was situated in a wooded area between Youngville Rd, Fred Perry Rd, and McPherson Rd. MAP
Firefighters from North Robertson Fire & Rescue and the Orlinda Fire Department as well as the Robertson County Emergency Management Agency, Robertson County EMS, and the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office all worked to contain the fire which took several hours.
The location of the fire and proximity to homes placed an additional burden on firefighters as they worked to keep the fire from damaging property.
According to Fire Chief Chad Gregory with North Robertson Fire & Rescue, the fire was caused by a resident in the area burning leaves. According to Chief Gregory, the dry conditions along with the winds we had last night contributed to the fire. He added that citizens should use great caution when working with fire or combustible materials until conditions improve.
Dry conditions have caused an uptick in grass and woods fires in Robertson County over the last couple of weeks. The Robertson County Emergency Management Agency is also urging citizens to use caution until things improve.
Before burning leaves or fence-rows be sure to check your city or county guidance.