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Local Fire Crews Fight Field Fire

Posted: Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at 6:26 am
Author: Brandon Shanahan - KCII News

Several local fire and rescue crews responded to field fires about six miles south of Wapello Tuesday night.

Wapello Fire and Rescue received a call at 7:49 p.m. for a possible field fire in the area of 40th Street and K Avenue, just east of Heritage Oaks Golf and Country Club. According to the Wapello Fire Department, they suspected multiple fires once they arrived at the scene. At that time, Morning Sun Fire Department and Oakville Fire and Rescue were also dispatched to the area for mutual aid. It was then realized that there were two fires burning just under a mile apart from one another. Crews were able to control and then extinguish the fires. The scene was cleared at 8:30 p.m. There were no injuries or damage caused by the fire. The cause is not known at this time.