Fire extinguished on Wilson Street

Responding to seven calls within five hours, the Green River Fire Department had a busy day last week.

The calls took place from 3-8 p.m., Wednesday and included a structure fire reported at 4:30 p.m., at 610 Wilson St. According to Larry Erdmann, assistant fire chief, the fire was caused by a plastic cigarette butt container placed next to the trailer. The container melted and due to strong winds, melted onto the deck and the trailer’s vinyl siding. A fire ignited and spread rapidly. Erdmann said the fire spread to the attic space of the trailer.

It took firefighters 10 minutes to contr...


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