Area firefighters were kept on the go Wednesday, with a steady barrage of calls.
Sheriff Bryan Murphy told the Register that most of the 16 fire calls were from controlled burns that got away from area landowners, although some were unattended and are under investigation.
Dry weather has also accounted for the uptick in fire calls, the sheriff said.
Of those calls, two were for duplicate calls, while fire crews responding to one returned to their station after it became evident the fire was in Woodson County, not Allen, reported Angela Murphy, 911 director.
The fire locations:
— 2200 Street and U.S. 54
— 1800 Nebraska Rd.
— 2800 Street and West Virginia Road
— 900 Street and Hawaii Road
— 4600 Street and Delaware Road
— 700 U.S. 54
— 2302 S. State St.
— 2205 S. State St. (fire had spread, prompting a second call)
— 1004 Nebraska Rd.
— 4262 New Hampshire Rd. (firefighters were called here twice).
— 800 Street and U.S. 54
— 1200 Street and U.S. 54
Murphy said anyone with information regarding the fires under investigation is urged to call the Sheriff’s Department or Allen County Crime Stoppers (800-222-8477), or via the Sheriff Department’s Facebook page or website.
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