Illegal burn ignites almost one-acre fire

by Dennis Rahm, Photos courtesy of Brian Patterson

Quick action by Manson Fire District 5 and a DNR crew contained a fire that started around 10 o’clock Monday morning on Kinsey Road about 100 yards from the intersection with Ivan Morse Road.

Manson Fire Chief Arnold Baker said the fire was from an illegal burn and started near a mobile home. The fire of just under one-acre burned quickly in the dry conditions and moved upslope into an orchard burning a few of the trees.

The fire was contained about 3 p.m. and will be monitored overnight. Baker said, “we need the public to pay attention to basic fire prevention efforts”.