July 16, 2012
Though last weekend's rain brought an end to the month-long burn ban in Jessamine County, property owners found out the hard way Monday that when you leave a brush fire unattended, things can get out of control fast. About 4 acres burned near 300 Terra Bianca, located in the Tuscany Vallé subdivision off Ashgrove Lane in northern Jessamine County after workers left a brush pile unattended, Jessamine County fire chief Mike Rupard said. The County fire district received the fire call around 4:10 p.m. “They were burning some brush and they left it unattended and they thought they had pushed up in a pile and they went into the house,” Rupard said.
July 10, 2012
STANFORD - The Stanford Fire Department is in need a few more people who can stand the heat. Acting Chief Robin Jones said the city currently has a roster of about 15 firefighters, which is about a dozen less than where he'd like it to be. Jones said the low numbers haven't yet affected the department's ability to respond to any fires, but he's concerned about the number of people he sees leaving the area in the bad economy. "We've had a lot of firefighters move away to new jobs," he said.