Yesterday just after 3:30 p.m. a brush fire on Broderick Hollow Road off of US 33 was reported. Emergency personnel from the Pomeroy Volunteer Fire Department and Rutland’s Squad 44 were called to the scene. The fire was discovered by someone on a ATV who reported two or three small fires at the top of a hill which had eventually turned into a larger one.
Wednesday afternoon the Racine Volunteer Fire Department was called to 23411 Hill Road in Letart Falls to fight a brush fire which reportedly covered around three to four acres. Firefighters were on the scene just under two hours. Assisting Racine were emergency personnel from Syracuse’s Squad 33.
The Ohio Revised Code prohibits open burning in the spring and fall when the leaves are on the ground, the grass is not green and the weather is warm, dry and windy. As a result, open burning in Ohio is prohibited from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. in March, April, May, October, and November in unincorporated areas.
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