Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Out of control burn in Ballard

The Adrian Fire Department was dispatched at 3:25 PM on Tuesday afternoon, to a property located south of the Ballard School for a reported controlled burn that had gotten out of control and spread to a neighboring abandoned house.

We arrived finding two residential structures and one barn heavily involved with additional exposure issues and natural cover fires on both sides of 18 highway. Mutual aid assistance was requested to the scene from: Butler Fire, Urich Fire, Central Cass Fire and Garden City Fire. West Peculiar Fire Department responded into Adrian’s fire station for standby for additional call out.

Bates County EMS responded to the scene, as they do on most all structure fires, and remained available if they were needed. Bates County Sheriff’s Departments responded to the scene for traffic control keeping the traffic flowing while still maintaining firefighters safety while they were working roadside. There were twenty emergency responders on the scene for approximately 3 hours, and there were no injuries reported.

Our thanks to all of the mutual aid departments who responded to assist and a big thanks and shout out to our Bates County Dispatchers who take the beginning 9-11 calls, and stay with us for the duration of the call along with all other calls that come in for their agency. A Job well done, very much appreciated, but too often forgotten about. Thank You.

-Chief Dizney 

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