USA — An elderly female received minor injuries after she was able to stop a grass fire from burning a shed Monday Afternoon.
As dry fire fuel conditions continued in Floyd County through Monday, firefighters had already responded to seceral brush fires early Monday, including a relatively large one in the 3400 Block of Turkey Mountain Road. Then around 2:15 PM, a call came into Floyd 911 reporting a field on fire behind homes on Meadow Drive off of Kingston Highway.
Because the fire engines assigned to that area were at the scene on Turkey Mountain Road, Engines 1 and 2 from town along with Car 25 responded. Before any units could arrive, another report came into 911 stating the fire was burning thick sage brush and was now endangering homes and outbuildings.
Rome Fire Battalion Chief Troy Brock was first on the scene and found that an elderly female had slowed the fire with a garden hose, but that it had reached a small shed in her backyard and was beginning to burn it. He also found that the female had been injured, as she had cut her hand on a piece of tin in addition to being winded and having an elevated blood pressure.
Firefighters were able to quickly douse the flames, which burned a half acre of sage brush and slightly damaged the shed. Firefighters began administering first aid to the female and gave her oxygen, though Floyd EMS was called to the scene after her blood pressure remained elevated .