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Dispatch Message – “Four Large Fires”

July 2, 2012

“All Stafford County firefighters respond to four large fires in northern Stafford County!” And respond they did.

They came from St. John. They came from Hudson. They came from Seward. They came from Radium. They came from Stafford. They came from Macksville. Even some who were out of town called to see if they needed to come.

Late night storms harnessing loads of lightning were crossing through southern Barton and northern Stafford Counties. And lightning and drought stricken grassland are not good sleeping partners.

Close to twenty trucks launched, but fire trucks don’t drive themselves. And fire trucks don’t put out fires – firefighters do that. Impressively, each of the trucks had at least two of those – some three.

Stafford County is one of only a few counties in Kansas that have a unified, county wide department – most are divided up into multiple districts.

Luckily for firefighters what was reported as four fires actually turned out to be two.

Incident Commander Sanders took the south fire and Incident Commander Fisher took the north fire. The fires were no match for Stafford County Firefighters. They were out before you could say, “Pass the butter please.”

*Check out Terry Spradley’s story and incredible photos at St. John News.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    July 2, 2012 12:16 am

    hey, we came from Macksville, too~

    • July 2, 2012 5:03 am

      I’m too old to go without sleep and function well – sorry for the slip-up, got it corrected!

  2. Anonymous permalink
    July 2, 2012 2:18 am

    Didn’t Macksville respond also?

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