Firefighters put out spreading brush blaze in Carlton

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 August 2015 at 11:32 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

CARLTON – Justin Niederhofer, first lieutenant for the Carlton Volunteer Fire Company, was one of the first at the scene of a big brush fire in Carlton tonight that spread to a hedgerow.

Firefighters were dispatched to the field at 9:27 p.m. The field is 1939 Oak Orchard Rd., near the Ricci Meadows Golf Course.

Carlton firefighters brought a fire truck down a lane to the spot in the field. These firefighters ran a hose near the fire and they’re waiting for the water to kick in.

Carlton firefighter Tom Niehaus directs water on the fire.

Tom Niehaus, left, and Cheyenne Tackley manned the hose while knocking down the fire.

The firefighters make sure the smoky scene is under control without danger of moving down the hedgerow.