Grassfire battled by Compton Junction Fire mere hours before rains began

Compton Junction Fire state, "Total hours of calls this weekend was 20 with approx 300 acres."
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Compton Junction battle grassfire early Monday morning, October 24, 2022. Courtesy Nevada Local 3031.

VERNON COUNTY, Mo. — Firefighters near Nevada, Mo. joined forces early Monday morning, before the rains arrived, north of Compton Junction to fight a large grassfire.

At 12am we were dispatched to a working grass fire one mile north of Compton Junction on conservation. Thank you for the assistance Deerfield, Milo, Nevada, Walker, and Richill. A lot of handwork was used to access the timber along with two sides. Awesome job to everyone to get this controlled without any property damage.” — COMPTON JUNCTION FIRE

APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF FIRE, ONE MILE NORTH OF COMPTON JUNCTION ON CONSERVATION. 

The rains have now lasted two days. KOAM SkyWatch Meteorologist Doug Heady says 1.5” to 3.5” dampened the area. 

As a result of these rains and cooler temperatures nearby Nevada Fire Chief released a statement on Wednesday morning, October 26, 2022:

Going to lift the Burn Ban for the city of Nevada. As reminder still need to call fire station that you are burning. NO burning of household trash, plastics and rubber items are allowed to be burned. Yard waste, wood, paper and cardboard are only items allowed to be burned. Number to call is 417-448-5105.” — NEVADA FIRE CHIEF

The Vernon County region experienced dangerous fire conditions all weekend. These images are from a grassfire where an individual was burning boxes.

WHO IS COMPTON JUNCTION FIRE “Founded in 1977, Compton Junction Fire Department is an all volunteer fire protection association serving the community of Compton Junction and north-central and northwestern Vernon County. Services are funded by membership, donations, and grants.”

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