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Firefighters respond to weekend blazes
The cause of a Feb. 15 blaze that damaged a parked semi trailer at a property located near the corner of F.M. 427 and C.R. 232 northeast of Poth remains under investigation.
Firefighters from Poth and Floresville were called to the scene at approximately 2 p.m. and remained in service for 1-1/2 hours, said Assistant Chief Steve Martinez of the Poth Volunteer Fire Department. The trailer, which was being used to store items including preserved food and kerosene lamps, was locked when the fire started.
Martinez said no one was injured and that no one was present on the property, which is a compound featured in a 2012 episode of the National Geographic Channel show, “Doomsday Preppers.”
Firefighters from La Vernia, Sutherland Springs, and Kicaster also were busy Feb. 15 with a stubborn wildland fire that kept them in service for approximately four hours. Chief Jason Scheel of the La Vernia Volunteer Fire Department said the blaze on Hidden Deer located off C.R. 319 southwest of La Vernia was reported at 1:41 p.m.
Scheel said it is believed that someone was burning an animal carcass and other debris when the fire began to spread to a nearby adjacent field where grass and brush were at least 4 feet high. Wind and access issues hampered firefighters’ efforts to control the blaze, which threatened surrounding structures. However, no buildings were damaged and no one was injured.
Residents are reminded that Wilson County remains under a declared burn ban due to continued dry, windy conditions.
“There are some ag burns [allowed], but there is no subdivision burning at all and this is the reason,” Scheel said.
For more about the burn ban, click the link at http://bit.ly/wcnburn.
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