On Saturday (11/25/17), fire crews from six Ripley County fire departments responded to an out of control brush fire that led to nearly 100 acres of corn being burned up on the outskirts of Osgood.
The fire started as someone began burning brush, but due to gusty winds, particles from the brush burn landed in a nearby corn field and caught the dry stalks on fire. With the winds blowing, the fire quickly spread and caused difficulty for crews battling the blaze.
39 fire fighters were able to knock down the flames before they reached a wooded area and reached any homes. In total, nearly 100 acres were burned. No injuries were reported.
Osgood, Holton, Napolean, Delaware, Milan and Versailles Fire Departments all responded with their brush trucks and help put out the fire.