Half Mile Fire

Hennessey Firefighters responded to a grass fire Tuesday, September 13, at about 2:30 pm along the north ditch on Exxon Road.  The fire was about ½ mile long between N2855 and N2850 roads.  Rural mail carrier Darla Obrien said, “I pulled up on that and thought someone was around.  I realized there wasn’t and called the Fire Department, then started putting it out with my feet, my shoes melted.  But I saved the tractor and barn”.  Several others showed up and started spraying the fire with a chemical sprayer until the fire department arrived.  The fire got close to several buildings and damaged some farm equipment parked close to the road.

Hennessey Firefighters worked the fire with 3 brush trucks and their water tanker.  Aaron Pitts, Hennessey Police Chief, assisted with traffic.  The cause of the fire is unknown.

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