Local firefighters extinguish brush and wildland fires Friday

Photo courtesy of Monroe Fire Protection District

The Monroe Fire Protection District fought a half acre brush fire Friday, while firefighters in Brown County responded to a woods fire off Upper Schooner Creek Road Friday evening.

Most of Central Indiana remained under a Red Flag Warning Friday, which means a combination of low humidity, warm temperatures, and wind, can create extreme fire conditions.

The MFD posted the following on Facebook Friday night:

“MFD units responded to a brush fire in the area of S Old State Rd 37 and Moorman Rd this afternoon.

Firefighters were able to quickly access the field and contain the fire to 1-2 acres. Crews remained on scene for a little while soaking hot spots and a tree trunk.”

Later around 7 p.m. firefighters in Brown County responded to a fire that had already burned a 50-100 foot area, with 20 foot tall flames, before a firefighter called for more resources after declaring it a “wildland fire.”

Responding State Police in Brown County considered evacuating nearby structures, but responding firefighters soon had the fire under control. Firefighters responding as mutual aid from Monroe County and other local counties were told to disregard.

Photo courtesy of Monroe Fire Protection District

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