Dubois County Reports- December 29, 2020

Ferdinand Fire Department

Brush fire

Ferdinand Fire Department was called to a report of an out-of-control brush fire at 2954 1160 South at around 3:52 p.m. on Sunday, December 27. Upon arrival, firefighters found that the owner had been burning brush in an open fire ring when gusty wind spread the fire to nearby grass, a wood pile and tree. After extinguishing the flames, firefighters advised the owner not to burn on windy days. Six trucks and 21 personnel were on scene for approximately 35 minutes. Memorial EMS provided assistance. 

Christmas Eve run

At 9:36 a.m. Christmas Eve morning, Ferdinand Fire Department was called to Liebering Dimensions to a report of a possible saw dust bin fire. Management on scene told firefighters he believed there to be a fire in a bin holding saw dust that feeds a boiler. Upon further investigation, no visible fire was found; it is believed that a smoldering fire was deep inside of the bin near where saw dust is augured outside and that after the equipment was shut off, the fire may have stopped since air flow inside was shut down. Personnel from Liebering were on scene and were able to extract the saw dust and fix broken parts. Ferdinand Fire Department was on scene for approximately 2.5 hours, with six trucks and 23 personnel. Ferdinand Police and Memorial EMS also assisted.

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