It’s been a hot couple of days for area firefighters, and that’s not even considering the weather.
Tuesday afternoon, Xenia Firefighters responded to a call at T-Bones Stand on Front Street to find the restaurant’s kitchen filled with flames and growing. As they fought the fire, they contacted the Flora Fire Department who responded at the scene as well.
The firefighters were able to keep the blaze contained, limiting damage to the structure outside of the kitchen.
On Wednesday, Flora firefighters responded to a call of a fence row on fire at the Jason Brown home at 752 Cherrybark. Residents were burning trash in a barrel, which was not watched. The fire spread to the grass around the barrel and burned the field and treeline.
The residents were told that a burn ban was in effect that included burning trash.
It’s of note that both the Xenia and Flora Fire Department’s are entirely volunteer-based. Both groups spent volunteered to spend their time going near to large fires on days when the temperatures were already over 100 degrees.