Blazing brush fire extinguished thanks to quick response by fire crews

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New Haven, Mo – New Haven Berger Fire crews responded at 2:02 p.m. this afternoon for a report of a brush fire, approximately one mile from Highway 100 on Highway B.  Smoke could be seen from Sunset Lane and Maupin Street.

When fire crews arrived on the scene, approximately 15 acres had already burned.  Chief Wayne Carl said, “An individual was conducting a controlled burned when it suddenly got out of hand and thus the reason we were requested.”

New Haven Berger Fire was quick to respond having the first truck on the scene within 12 minutes of the call.  Carl said that fortunately the fire was not spreading real fast and more importantly we were able to get the fire under control before reaching a near by wooded area.

Carl also wanted to thank Craig Hoemann for bringing his tractor over to help and pull out a few of our brush trucks that had become stuck because of saturated land around the lake.

2:50 p.m. - Live update, fire crews quick to contain fire from spreading.