Fourth of July Fire
July 8, 2021
Local fire fighters were called out at 10:29 p.m. on July 4 to extinguish a grass fire that burned a hillside below the Dayton City Cemetery at E. Jay and S. 6th streets, according to District 3 Chief Jeromy Phinney. Fireworks are believed to be the culprit, Phinney said, although no one at the scene admitted responsibility. The dry grass burned up the hill to the border of the cemetery and stopped, leaving just the sides and some trees to be extinguished by fire fighters. The half-acre fire that took about 45 minutes to put out was the only call District 3 received on the Fourth of July.
-Chronicle photo by Charlotte Baker