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Friday, June 27, 2008

Hill County Grass Fire

A tip of the hat to the numerous volunteer firefighters who managed to contain and extinguish a grass fire about 2 miles south of Whitney, on Wednesday June 25th. I happened to be in the area and noticed large plumes of smoke rising just south of Forest Oil's Cornerstone leases on FM 933. Pumper trucks from several different communities, including Whitney, Lakeview, Abbott, Aquilla and Peoria worked for several hours in 100+ degree heat to bring the fire under control. It was not a tremendously large fire, but it's location near several recent gas well drills was the main concern.
It's seemingly insignificant events like this that rarely make the evening news, but I felt these guys and gals needed to be commended on a great job.

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