Saturday, December 20, 2014

Crews douse fire


A firefighter walks alongside a fire truck Tuesday while extinguishing a grass fire in a field near the intersection of Neosho Road and Utah Terrace, about five miles north of Rantoul. Franklin County Emergency Management reported Cutler Township Fire Department was called to the fire at 3:17 p.m., with the Wellsville Fire Department called for mutual aid at 3:25 p.m. Josh Owen, firefighter and emergency medical technician with Cutler Township Fire Department, said the fire burned about 50 acres and was extinguished about 6 p.m. Owen said the cause of the fire was undetermined, but it was thought to have been started by a cigarette or match.

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