What started out as a controlled burn turned into an out of control fire that destroyed two structures and a vehicle Tuesday afternoon. 

Jefferson Township firefighters were called to Tripp road south of Skuse road just after 4:00 pm.

They were initially responding to a grass fire–they arrived to find a two story house, a mobile home and a van engulfed in flames. 

The Hudson, Wright-Waldron and Woodbridge Township fire departments were called to assist. 

Jefferson Township Chief Tommy Smith told WCSR News, the owner recently took possession of the long-vacant property. 

He told authorities he was doing cleanup work when he set a grass fire that he intended to be a controlled burn. 

The flames quickly got out of hand. 

Smith said crews poured 23,000 gallons of water to extinguish the fire. 

The house, mobile home and van were destroyed. 

Hudson Ambulance were on scene as a precaution–There were no reports of any injuries. 


News, Public Service

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