On March 18, 2013 at 4:15 PM, Pinion Pine firefighters were dispatched to Interstate 40 eastbound at the Blake Ranch exit for a reported large brushfire. Chief 501, E521 and E523 arrived finding approximately 3 acres burned with a structure threatened to the south. Crews deployed hoselines and made a quick knockdown on the fire that was being pushed with 10-15 MPH winds. Crews remained on scene for 3 hours while mop up was completed. No injuries were reported and traffic was minimaly affected by smoke during the first munites of the fire. All lanes of traffic remained open.
Photo and Article by Lt. Ron Hood