Units responding for fire in Paris

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

Photo by kconnors via morgueFile.com

At about 12:13 p.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a car fire in the 21400 block of Highway NN in Paris.

UPDATE 7:19 p.m. — Paris Chief Roland Iwen shared some more information about this incident at the Town Board meeting Tuesday night. He said the vehicle involved was a combine. The person driving the combine could not give a location until he walked away from the scene some to find an address sign. Though Paris Fire and Rescue was able to have its equipment out of the station in 10 minutes, the combine was fully involved by the time units arrived, Iwen said.



  1. ROGER E CRUM JR says:

    It’s in front of our place and is a farm tractor pulling an implement.

  2. Bernard Punsley says:

    The Fire Chief states they were able to have their equipment out of the station “in 10 minutes”. Remember, the emergency vehicle still has to drive x amount of miles to the scene. A fire doubles in size every minute. If you stop breathing, you have roughly 4 to 6 minutes before brain damage can occur. You do the math. No knock on Paris FD..they do a great job with the resources they have. But their hands are pretty much tied on their response times. Unacceptable.

  3. That's life in the big city says:

    No. That’s life in a small (by population) Town.

    Unacceptable?? No, its what is acceptable in a small town. You can’t have small town life with out accepting the short comings of it.
    Wells and septic systems. Rural county sheriff patrol. You name it. People move to it or away from it. These are all personal choices.

    And in this case, longer response times for Fire Departments. If you want faster things, you have to go where they are. You can’t demand “this” when you want “that”.

    Reminds me of the story about the new home owner who after moving into a brand new home in a brand new subdivision calls the sheriff to complain of the farmer plowing a field behind his house after dark. I guess he forgot that the land his house is sitting on was a corn field the year before.

    Whether it’s seen from your back yard or heard or smelled, people choose where they live. Don’t blame anybody but that person in the mirror for you not grasping what’s going on around you.

  4. Bernard Punsley says:

    @That’s life in the big city: So Paris does not have the funds to put some people in the fire station to staff it with a few firefighters/paramedics…so they could get a fire truck or ambulance out the door in seconds? I’m not talking about a full time career fire department …I’m talking about some type of staffing procedure. Is this the same
    “small town” that developed a MONSTROUS LAND FILL to help keep taxes down? Same town that is now “giving away” land to Somers so BIG DEVELOPMENT can be brought to Paris?

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