Crews Battle Field Fires; High Winds (PHOTOS)



Beaver Lake (NNDC) – Fire crews from Dubois, Schnellville and Birdseye were called out to field fires Monday afternoon.

Dubois crews responded to a field fire just off the north shore of Beaver Lake shortly after 12:00N.  Stronger than normal winds may have caused embers from a trash fire near a lakeside cabin along Beaver Lake Road spead into a nearby wooded area.

The fire was brought under control quickly after firefighters area and was contained to about an area a little more than an acre in size.  No structures were damaged and none of the tall trees in the area about a mile south of the Jasper-Dubois Road caught fire.   Crews were on the scene for about an hour.

About two hours later, fire crews from both Schnellville and Birdseye were called to a field fire between Schnell and Mentor roads south of Indiana 64.

High winds also hampered crews at the scene who were on the scene for more than two hours.

Speak Your Mind