On Monday the 19th and Tuesday the 20th, Meagher County Fire did several burns for area ranchers. These burns were in hazardous areas and the fire department was able to test its equipment and personnel to see that we were ready for the 2010 fire season.
On the 19th of April at 5:41 pm Meagher County Fire was paged to a prescribed fire which had got away from the landowner. The landowner had been burning sage brush and the wind shifted and the fire crossed the line. Fire Chief Rick Seidlitz, Engine 112 with Shane Sereday and David Collins, D.N.R.C. Engine 1872 with Otto Ohlson and Tim Collins, County Road Tender with Ray Ringer responded to the fire.
On the 16th of April at approximately 3:39 pm, White Sulphur Springs Fire and Meagher County Fire were paged to a report of smoke at the Town Pump. Two engines responded to the call, City Engine 2 with Ken Marks, David Collins and Shane Sereday and County Engine 114 with Otto Ohlson and Tim Collins. Also responding were volunteers David Collins, Sara Driemeyer, Denise Lopp, Jess Secrest, Jeff Sherer, Heith Stidham and Rick Seidlitz.
On Saturday the 17th of April, Meagher County Fire and White Sulphur Springs Fire joined with Monarch Fire for helicopter training on the Bill Galt ranch. Meagher County is fortunate to have access to aircraft, along with other resources from the Galt Ranch and uses these throughout the year for Search & Rescue, Law Enforcement and fire. For the past several years we have had our annual helicopter training and refreshers. This year the State D.N.R.C. brought over a state medium ship with a crew and fuel truck.
April 8th 2010
At approximately 1:48 pm Meagher County 9-1-1 dispatch received a call was a previous prescribed burn reigniting. A Sheriff’s Officer responded to the scene and as the fire was headed to a plowed field the landowners were notified of the situation.