Area fire alarms blamed on wind

Kansas Chief – March 20, 2014
Submitted by Newz Group Clipping Service – March 27, 2014

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The remains of this Troy house were involved in one of several weekend fire alarms in Doniphan County. Firefighters responded to an alarm, shortly after 1:00 a.m. Monday, to douse smoldering ruins which flared up at the structure located on the southeast corner of Seneca and Poplar streets.

About 10:00 p.m. last Saturday, firefighters were called to a site, south of Ottumwa Road on 220th, for a brush fire.

Two alarms last Saturday were to locations in the Wathena area. A daytime alarm reportedly involved cornfield stubble on Runnymede Road. That night, firefighters reportedly were called to douse a field fire in the Burr Oak Bottoms.

Troy Fire Chief Allen Winkel also reported that newspaper carrier, Roger Clary, discovered a field fire about 2:00 a.m. on Friday, March 7, at the Kenneth Smith residence. Windy conditions reportedly threatened to carry a burning brush pile southward, toward the residence and outbuildings.

Gwen Romine, KSFFA Webmaster

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