Pile Burns Cause Brush Fire
By JAMES ROBERTS III, Correspondent | December 28, 2020 | FLORIDA
Story No. 123020110
Photo by FF Jim Roberts / Mount Pleasant VFDMount Pleasant Rescue 1 and Quincy Engine 4 working remainder of hotspots.
Photo by FF Jim Roberts / Mount Pleasant VFDMount Pleasant Brush 1 looking over one of the piles.
QUINCY, FL 12/28/2020 - At 4:45pm Mount Pleasant Firefighter were dispatched to a grass fire in the 400 block of Fulton Shaw Road in the Robertsville/St Johns Community north of Quincy. This was a joint response with Robertsville VFD and they City of Quincy FD. Upon arrival of the first due departments, personnel found an estimated 9 acre grass fire that started from two pile burns that escaped and a request went out for brush apparatus. Quincy and Robertsville Firefighters were able to contain the fire. Mount Pleasant Firefighters responded with a brush truck and a rescue truck (Type 6 Engine on loan from the Florida Forest Service) and were assigned to work the perimeter with our brush and rescue trucks to assess for extension into the tree line and mop up any hot spots.
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