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Chester firefighters respond to brush fire

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    Chester Fire Department vehicles are shown.
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By Staff Report
updated: 4/10/2017 11:16 AM

Chester firefighters were called out to the intersection of County Road 5 and Viewvalley Road near Rockwood on April 8 on the report of a brush fire that had gotten out of control.

According to Chester Fire Chief Marty Bert, the property owner, Troy Clendenin, was burning a brush pile and embers flew into the treeline of a neighboring property, setting the woods on fire.

Bert noted about an acre and a half was burned. The fire was reported at 1:07 p.m., with firefighters back in service about an hour and a half later.

Ellis Grove firefighters provided station coverage while Chester worked the call.