Smoldering and burned to a crisp; A blackened shell is all that remains of a shed in Stillman Valley after a controlled burn got out of control.
"Sometimes people start small, small grass fires to burn off some yard waste and if they're unattended or if sometimes they turn their head, by the time they turn back around they end up having a building involved," said Chief Chad Hoefle, Stillman Valley Fire Department.
And this building is now a total loss. It's far from the only example, though. Stillman Fire has responded to more than a dozen out of control fires within the past week.
"We had agencies going to another fire when this one came out so we're kind of running all over the place," said Chief Hoefle.
Up in Rockton, a similar scene. This was the second grass fire within one hour that firefighters had to tame Wednesday afternoon. Crews had to haul in water in giant tanker trucks and spray down hay to put it out.
"It hurts our resources so we have to call in other agencies to give us a hand is basically what it amounts to," said Chief Kirk Wilson, Rockton Fire Protection District.
And as Chief Wilson points out, it's technically not even the legal burning season yet. That starts April 15th for those not zoned agriculture. On a windy day like Wednesday, fire officials say people should think twice before burning.
"Just make sure that you're doing the right thing and just use some common sense that's all we ask," said Chief Wilson.
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