BRYNER ROAD WOMEN SAVE THE DAY - Woods Fire Brought Under Control


Jane Lynch (L) and Karen Kirby (R) "save the day"

High winds downed a tree near Joker Thursday evening at 4:30 p.m., breaking the power lines and causing the woods to catch fire. Karen Kirby discovered the fire traveling down Bryner Road (Lemuel's Run) on her way home from Calhoun Middle/High School. She alerted neighbor Jane Lynch, who brought tools to the fire and the women went into action.

Jane Lynch works on brush fire

Grantsville firemen complete the job

The Grantsville VFD was summoned to the scene, with winds gusting to 30 miles per hour. Fire Chief Dave Johnson said the women had the fire under control when the department arrived. In a few minutes the blaze would have spread into woods, out of control.