Units responding for report of fire along Highway 75

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 9:20 p.m., Kansasville Fire Department units are responding to a report of a field fire along Highway 75, south of Highway 142 in Brighton.

Black smoke was reported in the area.

UPDATE 9:37 p.m. — Fire found to be a controlled burn. Some fire units remaining on the scene and others returning to quarters.

UPDATE 9:54 p.m. — Burn may continue until morning.



  1. irresponsible says:

    It is arrogant and irresponsible.

    What part of permitting and notification is being wasted on this burner?

    Puhleese, don’t tell me that the decision was JUST made… Someone planned it for
    yesterday, today or tomorrow.. People knew… except for those who would come to their rescue if it got out of hand…

    it is irresponsible and I don’t care who it was.. DNR included…. I doubt ‘Cathy” would approve….

    stinkin’ irresponbible and on a weekend with lots of special events in process on top of it…. Country, Progress days, Renissance …Just stinkin’ irresponsible!

  2. resident says:

    Wouldn’t this call be in the Salem district? Why is it arrogant and irresponsible if the wrong fire department was dispatched to the fire? If in fact, it IS in Salem’s jurisdiction, maybe the property owner had permission from Salem. And yes, maybe the decision WAS just made! Not everyone has every second planned out. Maybe it was too windy the day before. Progress Days is pretty far away from 142 and 75; Renissance Faire is even further away, so I don’t understand your reasoning there.

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