Fire destroys BX shed

A legal, controlled burn got away from a resident and kept the BX-Swan Lake Fire Department busy for several hours Saturday afternoon.

The resident had been doing some burning at some property on Hitchcock Road, and watched as his pile had burned down to almost nothing.

“He left for only 15 minutes to go and feed his horse and something in that pile stirred up,” said fire chief Bill Wacey.

“He thought the fire was out.”

The resulting fire destroyed a dilapidated old storage shed on the property, as well as eight 60-feet high pine trees.

Eighteen volunteer firefighters from the BX department were joined by three from the Silver Star department and one from Armstrong, who happened to be in the area.

“We needed everyone,” said Wacey, of fighting the blaze for close to three hours.

There were no injuries in the incident.

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