Jamestown Fire Department responds to multiple calls

It’s been a busy few days for the Jamestown Fire Department.

Fire Chief Jeff Landers told WJRS News firefighters with the department have been called out to multiple fires since last Friday.

Fire crews were called out Friday evening at around 9:45 p.m. to a residence belonging to Betty Collins. Landers said crews were on scene for about an hour and were quickly able to contain the fire at the residence to the garage.

On Sunday, crews were called out to Lawless Cemetery Road off Highway 619 for a fire near a structure. Landers said when firefighters arrived at the scene, firefighters found an outbuilding completely consumed. Fire crews were on scene for about 30 minutes.

On Monday, firefighters were called to the scene of a brushfire off Highway 619 around Blair Road at noon. At the same time, fire crews discovered another brushfire burning nearby in the same area. Fire crews were on scene for about two hours for both fires.

Landers said the public needs to remain aware that we are currently in the midst of the fall fire hazard season, which runs from Oct. 1 to Dec. 15. Burning between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. is not permitted, and any burns need to be at least 150 feet from wooded areas and at least 50 feet from any structure.

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