Posted: Jul 5, 2012 1:56 PM by Bernie Riggs - KPAX News
Updated: Jul 6, 2012 9:08 AM
ALBERTON- Fire crews made fairly quick work of a small fire that broke out near Alberton on Thursday morning.
The Frenchtown Rural Fire Department responded to the call just before 6:30 a.m. off Plateau Road, about three miles west of Alberton.
Firefighters say they saw smoke and found a few trees on fire. It took about an hour to put the fire out. It was contained to a quarter acre in size.
The cause of the fire hasn't been determined, but investigators have some clues.
"It appears that on our initial dispatch that our crews did find a campfire with hot embers in them, so definitely making sure that people are aware that they need to put their campfires out, you know again with the hot, dry conditions coming up," Frenchtown firefighter Mel Holtz explained.
The Frenchtown Fire Department responded to a number of calls last night ranging from fireworks to controlled burns.