WPVFD battles brush fire

The Wills Point Volunteer Fire Department is advising county residents to exercise caution if they are planning on burning brush or working with mechanical equipment outdoors.

The warning by the department comes on the heels of a brush fire the department responded too at a property along County Road 3815 Sept. 2.

According to reports, the owner of the property had burned a brush pile earlier in the day. The pile reignited, burning several hundred square yards of pasture land in the process. The WPVFD dispatched multiple trucks to the scene to help limit the damage, including a new brush truck that the department took possession of in early August.

Features of the new truck include a tank that can hold 400 gallons of water (with the ability to shoot plain water or fire-retardant foam), multiple spray nozzles including a hose and reel on the rear of the truck, two fixed nozzles under the front bumper, and one combination spray nozzle/high intensity light on the front.

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