County fire departments busy last week

Madison News – February 2, 2017
Submitted by Newz Group – February 28, 2017

County firefighters were kept busy last Friday and Saturday. According to Greenwood County Fire Chief Doug Williams, on Friday at 12:43 p.m., Greenwood County firefighters were dispatched to the report of a grass fire along US 54 at B Road.

“The fire was traveling quickly in the wind and had jumped the highway,” said Williams. Additional help was requested and the highway was closed. Fire crews were able to rapidly knock down the fire that had jumped the highway to the south and hold the fire from jumping the highway again while other crews put out the fire that extended approximately half mile to the northwest. Greenwood County Fire District Divisions from Central, Eureka Lake and Salem responded with assistance from Butler County Fire District 5 and Eureka Fire Department. The fire was believed to have started by arcing electrical lines from the wind.

On Saturday, just after 5:00 a.m., the Eureka Fire Department responded to 716 N. State St. on a report of an electrical fire. The homeowners advised they could smell smoke. Firefighters found fire in the attic of the home involving structural members and blown in insulation. In order to access and extinguish the fire, ceilings in the living room were removed. The home was owned by Judd Gulick. The fire was believed to have started from electrical.


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