Richmond Township wildfire

Crews station themselves along Korb Road, Richmond Township, while responding to a wildfire on Monday, April 5.

Crews were on the scene of a wildfire off Korb Road, Richmond Township, for more than four hours on Monday, April 5.

Mansfield Fire Department Chief Jim Welch told this newspaper the fire started while homeowners were burning trash. He said embers escaped from the burn barrel, caught leaves and ground covering on fire and burned about five acres of wooded land. 

Welch said an ambulance was requested to assist one firefighter with symptoms of heat exhaustion, but that no one was injured or transported. 

See this week's newspaper for more information. 

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