by Tim Church
TANEY COUNTY, Mo. – Central Taney County Volunteer Firefighters respond to several natural cover fire calls over the weekend.
One of these responses was a mutual aid call to Bradleyville on Sunday. Alongside Bradleyville Fire Department’s brush truck and engine and Centrals two brush trucks, engine, and tanker, the U-S Forestry Service was additionally brought in to supply a helicopter, a bulldozer and two brush trucks.
While many of the weekend calls resulted in inspection only services, Station Four Captain Char Harner says crews covered in excess of 500 acres, from Friday afternoon through Sunday evening:
Shortly following the events in Bradleyville, Central crews were called to battle a property fire in Kirbyville, where Harner shares flames were right up against the foundation of the home when units arrived. Western Taney County Fire responded and assisted with this call.
Harner, along with several area fire departments in Missouri and Arkansas, suggest residents keep an eye on the weather, as well as all Fire Danger Forecasts signs, before attempting any brush or controlled burns.
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