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Rock Springs Area House Fire

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

CC2C69B3-65C7-40D5-BB07-08C6A8C43EA1 E14E4BCB-43BC-46D1-8680-D94F26AA5A58On September 23, volunteer firefighters from the Clear Creek Fire Department responded to this home fire, to find it fully engulfed upon their arrival.

Also responding were a Drew County Sheriff Deputies and OEM.

MFD Van Fire, Thursday

Monday, September 13th, 2021

C1A43EC0-8323-443D-9F30-47803E4D23D6Around 2:00, Thursday afternoon, the Monticello Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire, where a van was a total loss, on Pope Street, in a salvage yard.

No other information is available.

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Friday, July 9th, 2021

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Late in the afternoon, on the last Thursday in June, the Monticello Fire Department responded to Cherry Street for a report of a car fire.

Upon their arrival they found this new Chevrolet Corvette burning, with the driver standing nearby.

The driver reported traveling down the street, being flag down by a neighbor, and told that his car was on fire.

The car was a total loss.

Fire Destroys Local Home

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

C8FBB672-ACDE-45D3-B1E7-FB4D55C95E57At 4:35, Wednesday morning, the Monticello Fire Department was paged to Winchester Road, near the Monticello Airport, to the report of a house fire.

They battled the blaze for several hours, before the fire was extinguished.

Drew County OEM also responded.

The home was a total loss.

Several Grass & Woods Fires Reported across Country

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

832F5ED8-F164-497C-AFEE-57186F7E613DThis photo, taken Monday morning around 10:45, shows the Monticello Fire Department extinguishing a grass fire, reaching into a wooded area on Highway 83 N.

Later Monday there was a grass fire near Dollar Hill, on the east side of the county.  Next, there were two grass fires reported on Old Highway 13.

Tuesday, a fire was reported just off of Highway 35 E., in Collins. This morning, a grass fire was extinguished near the 278 bypass, on 425 South.

As you’re traveling around the county, please keep an eye out for fires or anything that needs to be reported to authorities to prevent damage to property and possibly risk of life.

MFD Responds to Drew Central Alarm

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

9B3C6373-F4C3-499F-8925-6681F50E68E3MFD Monticello fire departmentAt 9:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, Kevin Griffin, team leader of the Drew Central Maintenance Department, notified me that Eric Chisom, Monticello Fire Chief, and other members of the Monticello Fire Department were responding to fire alarms in the Drew Central Multi-Purpose Gymnasium. (more…)

3 Sunday Fires, Actoss Drew County

Monday, February 15th, 2021

56A481FF-7AED-4AE6-82B1-DA181A335D26Around 4:30, Sunday afternoon, a home fire occurred on Selma-Collins Road. Collins-Cominto, Selma, Winchester and Tillar fire departments responded, along with Drew County OEM.  No one was home at the time of the fire.

18AE1B4D-5C59-4458-A786-72D56D812E7DAt noon, Sunday afternoon this SUV caught fire, just west of Wilmar, while traveling east. Wilmar fire department and OEM responded.

47E6AAEA-21A7-487A-98AF-D4641458A480 A91AB616-102C-43EC-BDCC-54B40521CC28Around 1 AM, Sunday morning, a chimney fire occurred and the sale the community. Damage was limited, due to the quick response of Selma, Winchester and Tillar fire department. Drew County OEM also responded.

Not to imply that any of these fires are related to cold weather conditions, but please be aware that more fires occur during times of inclement weather, due to extra heat being needed inside of homes. Please be careful.

 

Greenhill Woods Fire, Monday

Friday, January 22nd, 2021

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Woods Fire, at Cominto, Monday

Thursday, January 21st, 2021

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Monday Morning Fire

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

6C9F7E0F-0B4E-4727-A02F-CA702A3B372B Early Monday morning, there was a mobile home fire in Winchester.

Volunteer fire departments from Winchester, Selma, and Tillar responded. “A great job and teamwork by our first responders!” Jessie Griffin, DC OEM.

Local Pilot Killed in 2-Plane Crash over Nevada Wildfire

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

BAD12E0E-3A00-49E4-90B0-E315150491CATwo single-engine planes collided in midair Thursday afternoon during firefighting activities in southeastern Nevada.

That crash took the life of Blake Haynes, a 62-year-old pilot, born and raised in Monticello, who had flown all types of aircraft for over 40 years, ranging from crop-dusters to Lear Jets.

His parents, Bill and Mary Jo Haynes, still reside in Monticello.
Here is more information about the fire, as it was reported by FoxNews.com.

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