The Campbell County Fire Department (CCFD) has been staying busy, responding to 1,492 requests for service to date. In addition to responding to medical calls and motor vehicle accidents, dry conditions and weather have kept the department moving from one grass and timber fire to another.
Here’s a breakdown of the fire responses the department made Aug. 12:
- CCFD responded to a shed fire on Doll House Road just before 2 p.m. The 15-by-20’ shed and surrounding grass had burned, but neighbors were able to contain the fire prior to CCFD’s arrival at which point two firefighters fully put the flames out, containing the grassfire to .25 acres. The structure sustained minor damage.
- Two target shooters ignited a 6.5 acre grassfire after a bullet ricocheted off a metal target into the grass. One CCFD chief and 10 firefighters responded to the fire in Gargoyle Peak Court just before 2:30 p.m.
- A large plume of coal dust on Adon Road was mistaken for a grassfire. CCFD responded just before 6:30 p.m., but no fire was found.
- CCFD were called off an equipment fire in the pit at Cordero Mine at 8:14 p.m. Wednesday night. Mine personnel had the fire out before CCFD units had time to arrive.