Fires keep crews busy
Last updated 8/3/2017 at 10:59am
Fires in crop fields and pasture lands kept Odessa firefighters busy over the past few weeks. The weather has been very dry since the beginning of summer, and any small spark can turn into a conflagration.
Paul and Kerry Scheller have had their share of fire troubles. The winter snows and spring rains have made for an abundant crop, but at the same time, there is much thick stubble just waiting for a spark to ignite it. Over this past weekend, the Schellers experienced their third field fire this season. Although combine driver Paul has been diligent about cleaning excess straw and dirt out...