Ware County Fire Department personnel and volunteers put out two fires Monday, one that was sparked by a falling power line and the other caused by a child playing with matches, said Lt. Will Kirton.
Nobody was injured in either fire, although the financial loss at one scene was heavy.
Firefighters were summoned to a brush and grass fire on Morgan Lane in the Millwood community at 5:58 p.m. They arrived at 6:10 p.m. and had the fire under control by 6:34 p.m. The last unit cleared the scene at 7:50 p.m.
Kirton said the owner of the property lost about an acre of trees, some lawn mowers and four wheelers in the fire.
“A little boy playing with matches started this fire,” Kirton said.
Georgia Forestry was on hand to assist firefighters from Station I in the industrial park. Firefighter Evan Dixon and Lt. Derrick Brewster were in charge of the fire units.
The other fire, earlier in the day, was reported at 2:42 p.m. after wind blew a power line down at 1974 Central Avenue, said Kirton. Firefighters arrived at 2:50 p.m. but could not put water on the fire until Georgia Power personnel got there to shut off the electricity. Firefighters cleared the area at 3:37 p.m.
No homes were threatened in the fire, Kirton said.
Lt. Derrick Brewster, Firefighter Evan Dixon, and volunteers Tommy Tapley and Rob Ardoyono outed the blaze.