Property owner extinguishes field fire
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 11:00 AM
Brooksburg/Milton Township Fire-Rescue responded to a mutual aid call in Switzerland County at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. The call was to a field fire on Green Valley Road.
Switzerland County fire units were on a rescue call when the fire was reported. Milton Township was dispatched to assist.
The property owner, who is also a part time wildland firefighter at Big Oaks Wildlife Refuge was able to extinguish the fire before fire crews arrived.
The property owner received second-degree burns to his lower leg extinguishing the fire. He was treated at the scene by Switzerland County EMS.
No damage was sustained to any structures. Two apparatus from Milton Township responded and three from Moorefield and Jeff/Craig Fire departments in Switzerland County.