Despite all of the fires, there was no property damage or equipment damage
El Dorado Fire Department crews responded to several grass fires Monday afternoon.
The events started when they fire department decided to burn off one of a number of city-owned properties that needed burned. The firefighters had just gotten started with the controlled burn when another El Dorado wildland fire, with a home in danger, was dispatched. Some of the resources were pulled off of the controlled burn to help with that fire. Then another El Dorado wildland fire was dispatched.
To complicate it further, three of the trucks working the controlled burn got stuck in the moist ground. Towanda fire fighters assisted with the fires and El Dorado public works helped get the trucks out that were stuck.
Despite all of the fires, there was no property damage or equipment damage.
In addition to the fire, several residents in El Dorado were without power for a while Monday evening.
There were actually two power outages. The first affected about 1,500 customers and was caused by a squirrel that got into some equipment. The second outage affected about 600 customers and was caused by a failed insulator.
More details were not available at press time. Find more details online at www.butlercountytimesgazette.com.