Marysville Fire Department responded to fire along the railroad right-of-way on Wednesday. Chief Dave Richardson reported the fire did not threaten any buildings or equipment.
During a brief conversation with Chief Richardson he said that the calls for grass fires have not been that bad compared to some other cities.
When asked if he was aware of the EPA’s declaration of poor air quality in Lincoln, Nebraska due to smoke from Kansas Fires, he was not surprised. He said the EPA and State are already looking at various requirements to manage the amount of fires and smoke on a given day. According to Richardson there is discussion of limiting the number of acres that can be burned each day, the number of fires allowed, and limiting burning based on wind direction.
In defense of farmers, Richardson said they have work to do and only so much time to do it.