Local Unit Responds to Wild Fire in Summertown

Amanda Curtis/Staff Reporter


November 2, 2023

Photo courtesy of Lawrence County Fire and Rescue

Over 100 fire fighters and personnel from multiple agencies responded to a wildfire that consumed more than 300 acres in a cornfield near Summertown on Friday afternoon (10/20/2023). At 3:22 PM, E-911 received a report of a brush fire near Stephenson Road and Old North Military Road southeast of Summertown. Arriving units from Ethridge and Summertown quickly determined that windy and dry conditions were causing the fire to spread and that additional resources would be needed to fight the blaze.

At one point, several structures along Old North Military Road were threatened and residents were as...

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