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Crews Doused Small Fires in Illinois Valley & Williams Areas Late Thursday

A couple of small fires in the Illinois Valley and near Williams had crews scrambling late yesterday and last night.

On Thursday at 4:53 p.m., the Illinois Valley Fire District responded to a grass fire on Redwood Highway at Deer Creek Road in Selma. Arriving units discovered and quickly extinguished the small vegetation fire.

IVFD officials said a neighbor heard a big boom and saw what looked like two balloons fall from the powerlines. They said the cause is under investigation.

On Thursday at 9:38 p.m., the Williams Rural Fire Protection District was dispatched to an illegal open burn that could be seen from Davidson Road facing Cedar Flat Road.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze in short order and advised the residents that no outdoor debris burning is allowed during fire season.
Posted on 6/14/24 11:24AM by Sam Marsh