Firefighters at the Canton Brush fire Monday night.
By John Fitts
CANTON — The town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department and several area departments battled a large brush fire off Andrew Drive on Monday night.
At approximately 7:40 p.m., crews were called to the area of 8 Andrew Drive for a brush fire, Assistant Fire Chief Wayne Goeben said. There was a good half- to three quarters of a mile of fire line burning up the ridge and down toward Andrew Drive, Goeben said, adding the responding crews’ first priority was to push flames away from the house.
There were also three other homes in the vicinity, two on Andrew Drive and one on Hidden Valley Trail, but residents were not evacuated, Goeben said. Winds were also pushing the fire up the face of the mountain, he said.
A regional task force and numerous area departments responded to help with the fire, which fire officials said was largely extinguished in approximately 2 hours. Officials estimated that as much as 10 acres was involved. Late Monday night, firefighters continued to monitor the woods for “hot spots.”
Firefighters were able to reach most of the fire via tanker hoses from area driveways. With no hydrants in North Canton, tankers used a “dry hydrant” from Carpenter’s Pond on Case Street. … Continue Reading