Marshall County Fire Departments were busy this past weekend with numerous grass fires and one structure fire.
The Frankfort Fire Department was called out 9 times total Friday thru Sunday, 5 times Friday, once Saturday, and three times Sunday, all grass fires. The Marysville Fire Department was called out to a grass fire south of the Surf Motel Friday, shortly after noon, where some logs were smoldering in a pasture and the wind had caught some grass on fire. They were also called out about 7 Sunday evening 3 1/2 miles southeast of Marysville to another grass fire, however shortly after arriving the rains moved in and they were able to allow Mother Nature to take care of the rest of the fire. Then around 1 am Monday morning, the Marysville crew was called to a structure fire at 1255 Pawnee Road where a garage had caught fire. The structure was a total loss, however the owner was able to get their vehicles out before they were completely destroyed.
Fire Chief Dave Richardson thought, and hoped, that there was enough rain Sunday night to slow the grass fires down for a while now, especially with more rain forecasted the next several days.