I remember when my dad was cleaning up yard debris and decided to get rid of an old tractor tire by buring it with other crap. The fact that it was legal to burn waste still amazes me. Everyone over fifty in Batavia knows what a burn barrel was. After we played in piles of raked up leaves they were burned on the front lawn. Anyway, that tire burned for twelve hours and you could see the black smoke plume from twenty miles away. Do I think humans contribute to climate change? Do they contribute to pollution?
Grass fire on Tesnow Road, Alabama
Submitted by Howard Owens on August 31, 2011 - 9:37am
We don't have the location or time of call, but there is a grass fire in
Indian Falls Alabama, on Tesnow Road.
Indian Falls, Pembroke and Alabama fire departments are on scene.
There was concern about power lines in the area and National Grid is on scene. The fire is apparently mostly knocked down at this time.
UPDATE 10:04 a.m.: Water is being shut down as a safety precaution because electrical lines just dropped on the ground.
UPDATE 10:07 a.m.: Water is flowing again.
UPDATE 11:15 a.m.: Fire is actually at 369 Wright Road. It's a former
U.S. National Gypsum facility, and after that Stylecraft built manufactured homes at the location. It's currently owned by Bill Eberhardt. A large pile of old railroad ties caught on fire. The fire was reported by the pilot of a private airplane. Alabama Chief Gary Patnode said the ties are from a railroad line torn out 25 years ago. He said the property owner told him he's had trouble with trespassers recently, particularly young ATV riders. Deputy Ron Meides said his report will say that a controlled burn -- there's a large section of the property that is being cleared of brush -- ignited the railroad ties. Mutual aid provided Indian Falls, Pembroke and Akron, with East Pembroke filling in at Indian Falls and Shelby filling in at Alabama. (I have one picture to post, but a weak internet signal at my current location ... will add photo to this post later.)
UPDATE 8:15 p.m.: Alabama Fire is back on scene to deal with some sort of flare up.
UPDATE 11:58 p.m.: Alabama units back in quarters.