January 23, 2014
The Durant Fire Department has been dispatched to several fires in the past few days.
They responded to three fires on Jan. 17.
Firefighters were dispatched at 10:51 a.m. to a grass fire two miles southeast of Durant on McLean Road. They put out the fire and left the scene at 12:16 p.m.
They responded to another outdoor fire at 1:21 p.m. at 623 S. 15th Avenue. They put out the fire in approximately 12 minutes.
Firefighters were dispatched to another outside fire at 8:57 p.m. at 19th and Mississippi. That fire was put out in approximately one minute.
A fire started in a ditch at 10:08 p.m. on Shields Drive Saturday. According to a department report, the fire spread from a ditch to a neighbor’s yard were it caught a pile of rubbish and grass on fire. Firefighters put out the fire and cleared the scene at 11:52 that evening.