Brush fire damages 15 to 20 acres


An unidentified Pettis County Fire District volunteer firefighter works to put out a brush fire on 16th Street and Van Nata Road around mid-afternoon Thursday. Although official reports were not available at press time, according to PCFD Chief Mike Harding, it is believed the fire started at a burning brush pile on the property. An estimated 15 to 20 acres of the cut corn field were burned.


A volunteer with the Pettis County Fire District works to cut one of several trees out of a fence row on 16th Street Thursday afternoon. The men were cleaning the fence row after putting out the brush fire. Several hot spots were flaring up in trees growing in the fence line. Firefighters were expected to be on the scene for three hours to make sure all areas of the fire were contained.


A volunteer firefighter works to knock down hot spots in a cut corn field located at 16th Street and Van Nata Road, south of Sedalia. Pettis County Fire District Chief Mike Harding said 11 men were on the scene to put the blaze out. Five brush units from PCFD were at the scene. Pettis County firefighters were assisted by mutual aid from the Sedalia Fire Department.


An unidentified Pettis County Fire District volunteer firefighter works to put out a brush fire on 16th Street and Van Nata Road around mid-afternoon Thursday. Although official reports were not available at press time, according to PCFD Chief Mike Harding, it is believed the fire started at a burning brush pile on the property. An estimated 15 to 20 acres of the cut corn field were burned.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_tsd101615brushfire11.jpgAn unidentified Pettis County Fire District volunteer firefighter works to put out a brush fire on 16th Street and Van Nata Road around mid-afternoon Thursday. Although official reports were not available at press time, according to PCFD Chief Mike Harding, it is believed the fire started at a burning brush pile on the property. An estimated 15 to 20 acres of the cut corn field were burned.

A volunteer with the Pettis County Fire District works to cut one of several trees out of a fence row on 16th Street Thursday afternoon. The men were cleaning the fence row after putting out the brush fire. Several hot spots were flaring up in trees growing in the fence line. Firefighters were expected to be on the scene for three hours to make sure all areas of the fire were contained.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_tsd101615brush-fire21.jpgA volunteer with the Pettis County Fire District works to cut one of several trees out of a fence row on 16th Street Thursday afternoon. The men were cleaning the fence row after putting out the brush fire. Several hot spots were flaring up in trees growing in the fence line. Firefighters were expected to be on the scene for three hours to make sure all areas of the fire were contained.

A volunteer firefighter works to knock down hot spots in a cut corn field located at 16th Street and Van Nata Road, south of Sedalia. Pettis County Fire District Chief Mike Harding said 11 men were on the scene to put the blaze out. Five brush units from PCFD were at the scene. Pettis County firefighters were assisted by mutual aid from the Sedalia Fire Department.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_tsd101615brushfire31.jpgA volunteer firefighter works to knock down hot spots in a cut corn field located at 16th Street and Van Nata Road, south of Sedalia. Pettis County Fire District Chief Mike Harding said 11 men were on the scene to put the blaze out. Five brush units from PCFD were at the scene. Pettis County firefighters were assisted by mutual aid from the Sedalia Fire Department.

An unidentified Pettis County Fire District volunteer firefighter works to put out a brush fire on 16th Street and Van Nata Road around mid-afternoon Thursday. Although official reports were not available at press time, according to PCFD Chief Mike Harding, it is believed the fire started at a burning brush pile on the property. An estimated 15 to 20 acres of the cut corn field were burned.

A volunteer with the Pettis County Fire District works to cut one of several trees out of a fence row on 16th Street Thursday afternoon. The men were cleaning the fence row after putting out the brush fire. Several hot spots were flaring up in trees growing in the fence line. Firefighters were expected to be on the scene for three hours to make sure all areas of the fire were contained.

A volunteer firefighter works to knock down hot spots in a cut corn field located at 16th Street and Van Nata Road, south of Sedalia. Pettis County Fire District Chief Mike Harding said 11 men were on the scene to put the blaze out. Five brush units from PCFD were at the scene. Pettis County firefighters were assisted by mutual aid from the Sedalia Fire Department.

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