The smell of burnt grass and smoke lingered in the air yesterday West of Vermilion.
“Reports of small spot fires caused by a passing train sent Vermilion Fire & Rescue out at 12:16 p.m.,” County Fire Chief Kirk Hughes said.
Crews worked fast at multiple locations to catch and extinguish the two wildfires.
“At 2:14 a.m., with the high winds, another set of spot fires popped up, sending Vermilion Fire out the door again, this time to another location,” Chief Hughes said.
The Chief would like to remind residents that if they suspect fire, call 9-1-1.