Brush fire breaks out at Crescent Valley

Firefighters from Crescent Valley, Beasley, and Passmore responded Sunday afternoon to a small brush fire that got out of control.

Three fire departments responded to a brush fire at Crescent Valley on Sunday.

Three fire departments responded to a brush fire at Crescent Valley on Sunday.

Firefighters from Crescent Valley, Beasley, and Passmore responded Sunday afternoon to a small brush fire that got out of control.

Crescent Valley chief Glenn Leidloff says it happened just north of their fire hall on Highway 6 and was working its way up the hillside when they arrived around 4 p.m.

Eleven firefighters were on scene for about four hours.

Leidloff says the fire was kept to the brush as nearby residents prevented it from spreading to any structures before the fire departments responded.

“It was burning pretty good in the underbrush,” Leidloff said. “We had pretty much the same thing last Sunday in Pass Creek with someone doing backyard burning.”

In that case Beasley and Crescent Valley responded.

“It is very dry out there and does not take much to whip it up especially with winds in afternoon,” Leidloff said, advising people to use extreme caution.