- Category: Video - Archive
- Published on 08 September 2011
- Written by Mount Vernon Optic-Herald
UPDATE 4:55 p.m.
The wildfire off CR SW3170 is reported 100 percent contained. One of the Purley department fire trucks will remain on the scene doing "mop up" work for the next several hours. People are asked to continue to avoid the area whenever possible.
Approximately eight acres, most of which was in three year old pine trees, were burned. No structures were lost thanks to the efforts of local fire departments.
UPDATE 3:40 p.m.
Firefighters on the scene report that the fire is about 80 percent contained at this time.
Persons are urged to avoid the area with their personal vehicles. Emergency personnel are still attempting to complete containment and wipe out spot flair ups in the area of the fire.
North Franklin, Mount Vernon and Winnsboro firefighters have joined the effort.
INITIAL REPORT 2:53 P.M.
The Purley and South Franklin Volunteer Fire Departments are responding to a large wildfire on Franklin County Road SW3170, just north of 3250. All travelers are asked to avoid that area to keep from impeding the efforts of emergency personnel and vehicles.
Bus coordinator David Rains at the MVISD is aware of the situation and is making alternate arrangements for the one bus and its passengers which travel that road.
Persons in the area are urged to be aware of the situation and be prepared to evacuate should they be asked to do so.