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Grass Fire Crosses the Tracks in Robertson Co.

By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

Firefighters in Robertson County spent the better part of Saturday afternoon trying to put out a grass fire eight miles North of Calvert, near highway 6.

"When I first got here, I came across the fence right here and I just saw this burning right here," said Jerry Hadley, Bremond Fire Captain.

The Bremond Fire Department was first on scene.

"We started fighting this and we got it all knocked down. Then all at once this flared up here, back up to here again, so we had to have more people come in," said Hadley.

For a while, firefighters thought the fire was contained. Then it jumped the tracks.

"That's when all of it flared back up on us and that's when I hollered for more help," said Hadley.

In all, seven units from Bremond, Calvert, Hearne and Reagan were on scene, wetting down everything in sight.

Saturday, instead of freight, it was firefighters on the tracks, because the fire chief stopped the trains.

"Cause we had hoses come across the railroad tracks," said Hadley.

Firefighters battled the heat, in the heat, and kept an eye on small flames before they turn into bigger problems.

Crews were able to leave around 6:15pm.

Deputies from the Robertson County Sheriff's Department are investigating to see if a burn ban violation started the fire.

A burn ban violation could carry up to a $500 fine.


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