Fire Department Called Out Twice Wednesday Afternoon

Greenville firefighters battle a gazebo fire on Lake Shore Drive.

The Greenville Fire Protection District was called into action twice Wednesday afternoon. The first call came around 12:30 p.m. from the 600 block of Sixteenth Avenue. Fire officials told WGEL the landowner had poured ashes from a previous fire near some fallen trees. The ashes were still hot and caused a fire near the timberline and fields. No structures were involved. Crews were on the scene for just under two hours.

The second call came in while crews were still involved on Sixteenth Avenue, just past 2:30 p.m. The second call was for a gazebo on Lake Shore Drive. The gazebo fire is believed to have started from a nearby smoldering brush pile. Smithboro firefighters were paged for mutual aid, but the request was cancelled en route. The gazebo sustained an estimated $4,000 in damage. Crews were on scene for about an hour.

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