Crews Respond to Several 4th of July Fires Across County, Some Sparked by Fireworks

Campbell County firefighters were called out to extinguish multiple fires Saturday evening, from overheated air conditioning units to multiple sparks from fireworks.

Beginning just before 5 p.m. July 4, CCFD responded to a structure fire on Express Drive where a fire had burnt an exterior porch. The fire was put out by the time firefighters arrived with the damage reportedly the result of a faulty air conditioning unit.

At around 7:45 p.m., CCFD responded to Coyote Court for a reported grass fire where firefighters extinguished the fire which contained for approximately one acre. The cause of the fire was fireworks.

Just 15 minutes later, at around 8 p.m., CCFD responded to West 4-J Road for yet another reported grass fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found an approximately 50-square-foot fire that was already put out, and firefighters ensured the fire was extinguished . The cause of the fire was fireworks.

Later that evening, nearing 10 p.m., CCFD responded to Greasewood Court for a reported one-acre fire grass fire, which they extinguished. The cause of the fire was an unauthorized controlled burn that had got away.

-- Advertisement – Story Continues Below --

Also at 10 p.m., CCFD responded to Musket Court for a reported 15-square-foot grass fire, but the fire was already out upon CCFD’s arrival. The cause of the fire was fireworks.

Firefighters responded to Highway 51 at 10:40 p.m. for a report that a vehicle had struck a horse. They extracted multiple patients from the vehicle and provided patient care. One patient was transported to Campbell County Health for further care.

CCFD responded to Wrangler Road at 11:15 p.m. for an unknown fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found that a launching site for a fireworks show was burning. The small fire was extinguished by firefighters.

On Sunday, around 2 p.m., firefighters responded to Lawver Road for a timber fire. As of Monday morning, CCFD reported firefighters are still working to secure the approximately 200 acres of fi8re in the grass and timber. Crews will be committed to the incident until it’s contained, per CCFD.