The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Fire Season has began; everyone is on high alert

 

July 31, 2019

Bob Finke and George Rice, Shane Chauvet wrote, "true examples of what has made America great!! The world needs more men like them!" Volunteered recently at the fire burning towards Big Sandy.

Nothing is scarier than a wildfire uncontrolled. Nothing is more inspiring than a community working together to fight it. The Big Sandy Fire department is well trained and drops everything to help, but close neighbors stop everything as well to help.

Larry Ophus, Big Sandy Fire Chief confirmed, "There's plenty of fuel out there." With all of the abundant rain earlier this year, the grass has grown tall, and with the heat, it's starting to dry out. There has already been plenty of fires too. The fires we have had already this summer have been caused by lightning strikes, equipment fai...



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