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Firefighters credited with stopping brush fire from threatening home in Clyde

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First responders from the Clyde Fire Department quickly extinguished a brush fire that threatened a home in the village of Clyde this week. The crews, who were alerted to the fire at approximately 12:57 p.m. while eating lunch, managed to save the home from damage.


Upon arrival, Engine 49 (E-49) and Rescue 16 (R-16) discovered that the homeowner had already managed to knock down most of the fire using a garden hose. The fire had been heading up a hill towards the home, though it was unclear how it started. Firefighters stretched a line to douse hotspots and wet the area around the home, ensuring that the fire was completely extinguished.


While crews were attending to the brush fire, a radio alarm was received at the firehouse for wires down in the village. R-16 responded to the call, only to find that it was a cable line. After resolving the issue, the unit returned to service.

Following the mop-up operation at the fire site, E-49 also returned to service. The cause of the brush fire remains unknown, but it appears to have originated near the street before moving up the hill toward the residence.