Wildfire breaks out in wooded area in Winfield Township


By Daily News • Last Updated 12:03 pm on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A volunteer firefighter who was the first to arrive at the scene is spraying the blaze with a hose. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

WINFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Amble Fire Department responded to a wildfire at 15266 W. Gates Road in Winfield Township around 3:30 p.m. Monday.

The fire started in a wooded area behind a home and began to spread into the forest area. The fire burned three to four acres before firefighters were able to extinguish it.

A volunteer firefighter who was the first to arrive at the scene is pictured above spraying the blaze with a hose.

According to Fire Chief Bill Knapp, the fire was likely caused by a tree that fell onto a power line. The Maple Valley Township Fire Department assisted at the scene.

The Amble Fire Department responded to a wildfire at 15266 W. Gates Road in Winfield Township around 3:30 p.m. Monday. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

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