SCHNELLVILLE -- A truck driver is to blame for sparking about a dozen grass fires along the right-of-way of Schnellville Road Wednesday.
Firefighters with the Schnellville Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the area around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon after the driver of a truck pulling a trailer hit a culvert, severely damaging his tires.
As the driver continued east at a high rate of speed, sparks from his vehicle ignited multiple fires.Reports show the driver kept going toward Crawford County.
5 firefighters from Schnellville responded with 2 trucks and the assistance of Birdseye fire crews.
They were all on scene for about 30 minutes.
The sheriff’s department is investigating.