RBS firefighters responded to a grass fire behind a residence on Heady Ridge Rd. Thursday afternoon, March 22. The fire of unexplained origin, was brought control before it could spread to near by structures.
Property owners Terra and Joey Pruitt were not home when the fire started, and they report they're grateful for the fast action of Terra's aunt Ella Dyer as well as the RBS Fire Department and volunteer firefighters.
"I have no idea how it started. We weren't home; we had taken my son to the ear doctor," Terra Pruitt explained. "My aunt was just driving by on her way home and saw the smoke," the homeowner continued.
RBS engines 904 and 909 responded to the scene as well as half a dozen or so volunteer firefighters.
Smoke was thick across the hillsides and moderate breezes threatened to fan the flames, but firefighters extinguished the blazes and avoided damage to outbuildings or the home. A large area of chard ground remains to tell the story of the fire, but no other property was damaged.
Dry conditions continue to make outdoor burning hazardous, but the cause of Thursday's grass fire has not been determined. RBS officials report there was no illegal burning and nothing of a suspicious nature connected with the fire on the Pruitt property.
SENIOR CENTER HAM BREAKFAST A BIG SUCCESS
Over two hundred breakfasts of country ham, eggs, biscuits and gravy were served Friday morning March 23 at the Lafayette Senior Center, according to an early count. A great time was enjoyed by everyone and the event is expected to raise close to a thousand dollars to help support the Senior Center Program.