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Several departments battle fire June 29


A large fire on crop land was fought in the Stony Point Fire District by that fire department and several others on Monday, June 29, near the corner of Old Mountain Road and Old Concord Church Road about 3 p.m. Monday. Shown is a Wittenburg Fire Dept. brush truck crew.
 

A large column of smoke billowed up from the Stony Point fire on June 29. (Photo courtesy of Tim Keever.)
 

(Updated June 29, 5:45 p.m.)      

Several departments fight crop land fire June 29
  

A large fire on crop land was fought in the Stony Point Fire District by that fire department and several others on Monday, June 29.

Fire department brush trucks and tanker trucks were being used to spray fields near the corner of Old Mountain Road and Old Concord Church Road about 3 p.m. Monday afternoon, in addition to others areas nearby.

Stony Point Volunteer Fire Dept. Chief Scotty Abernathy noted the land which burned was part of a 26-acre wheat field belonging to New Salem Presbyterian Church. The crop appeared to have already been harvested earlier in the year. He noted that, in addition to Stony Point firefighters and Stony Point Ladies Auxiliary, other departments responded, including: Wittenburg, Hiddenite Fire and Hiddenite Ladies Auxiliary, West Iredell Fire, N.C. Forest Service, Alexander County Emergency Services, Alexander County EMS, N.C. State Highway Patrol, and Alexander County Sheriff's Office. 

Hiddenite Fire Chief Tim Keever stated that smoke from the fire was visible as far west as the U.S. 64 corridor near the Millersville Road intersection. 

Abernathy noted that about 50 personnel responded, in all. He thanked all assisting departments for their help and cooperation. Abernathy also stated that New Salem Presbyterian Church in Stony Point opened the church facility to fire personnel and provided ice to firefighters.

No injuries were reported in the fire.

 

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