BOSQUE COUNTY, Texas – It was a busy Sunday for the Bosque County firefighters.
On Sunday afternoon, firefighters from the Valley Mills, Clifton and West Shore Volunteer Fire Departments were assisted by the China Springs and Speegleville Volunteer Fire Departments of McLennan County to tackle a very rapid wildfire . These firefighters were able to stop the 40-acre blaze before it skipped a road and threatened homes.
The Bosque County Emergency Management Office said the command and coordination of all response units, including county maintenance officials, was “impressive.”
On Sunday evening, firefighters from Meridian, Morgan and Clifton battled a stubborn and dangerous locomotive fire just below the Bosque County Sheriff’s Office.
This diesel fueled fire was concentrated in the engine and power generation area of the locomotive and was well involved when the first firefighters arrived.
The firefighters courageously opened the locomotive to access the fire, and were confronted with a very dangerous fire in a very cramped space. The fire flared up again and again, until the firefighters finally took over and put it out permanently around 8:00 p.m.
The Office of Emergency Management again said the command and coordination of all responders was “impressive.”
The bureau has also said that these volunteer fire departments need your help. Some departments are sorely lacking in volunteers. If you want to inquire, you can go here.
Source: Bosque County Emergency Management Office