March 28, 2022 - Over the week of March 21 to March 27 the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department responded to two calls.
The first call came in on Thursday March 24 at 4:53pm. The Joaquin VFD received a dispatch of a pasture on fire on FM 139 near County Road 3565. Upon arriving on scene it was discovered that the fire was a control burn being monitored by the landowner. Before leaving the JVFD used a brush truck to wet down the edges of the fire to prevent any further spreading.
The next call came in on Sunday, March 27 at 7pm. It was dispatched as electrical wires on fire at the intersection of Highway 84 East and Preston Street. Responding units found a short stretch of power lines on fire due to a tree branch that had fallen on top of them. The Deep East Texas Electric Co-op had been notified and would have to arrive to cut the power before it could be put out. Once the power had been cut the JVFD extinguished the fire with a quick douse of water.
Fortunately, these calls were fairly mild and no one was harmed during either call. Nonetheless, the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department wishes everyone a safe and fire-free week.