Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
November 14, 2012 10:24 am EST


MOUNT VERNON — A fire in three acres of woods took units from five departments three hours and 40 minutes to quell Sunday afternoon. The fire call came at 2 p.m from the Michael Goosens home at 10240 Liberty Chapel Road, west of Mount Vernon.


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Central Ohio Joint Fire District Chief Joe Porter said fire in a woods is difficult to extinguish and the incident commander Lt. Dan Rott called for mutual aid for grass trucks from Fredericktown, Porter Kingston, Marengo and Homer departments along with water tank trucks from Fredericktown and Porter Kingston.

Porter said the fire rekindled Monday and they were called out at 6 a.m. Grass trucks from Fredericktown and Porter Kington were called for mutual aid. The rain helped, Porter said, and the fire was extinguished by 8:30 a.m.

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