Dousing saves barn from farm lot inferno

By Mary Meyers
Atchison Daily Globe – April 23, 2018
Submitted by Newz Group – May 18, 2018

Photo by Mary Meyers

Atchison County volunteer firefighters responded to the scene of a possible barn fire mid-afternoon Monday south of Atchison.

Mt. Pleasant Fire Chief Charlie Cline said the Mt. Pleasant Fire District No. 4 and Shannon Fire District No. 1 firefighters were paged out at 3:46 p.m. to 4384 Phillips Road and managed to extinguish the blaze before it reached the barn. Cline attributed the cause to a trash fire that went out of control.

The house, barn and multiple out-buildings went unscathed, but numerous logs were burnt. The charred logs were separated and lay strewn atop the burnt grass in the pasture. Cline said the logs will be left on their own to burn out.

David August is the property owner. Curtis Larrison is the resident.

While on the scene the firefighters hosed down the grassy area and the nearby buildings before they left the scene. Atchison County Emergency Management and Walnut Township Fire District representatives also responded.


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