Wind Fuels Grass Fire Near Hallam


"These winds are crazy and the fire can get out of hand." -- Hallam Fire Chief Duane Aksamit

Volunteer firefighters had to deal with strong, gusty winds Tuesday afternoon while battling a three to four acre wide grass fire near Hallam in Lancaster County.

It broke out near Southwest 86th and Princeton Road, south of Olive Creek Lake.

Winds were gusting up to 30 miles an hour at times, as 30-35 volunteers from three departments, including Hallam, worked to contain the fire. They were able to contain it before any property was damaged.

No injuries were reported.

Officials say the grass is still very dry, thanks to the drought, and that it can burn easily.

Their warning: be careful.

"These winds are crazy and the fire can get out of hand," said the Hallam Fire Chief Duane Aksamit


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