Sunday, October 04, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Tuesday, 11/6/2007

Smoke from field fire in Hancock County closes I-75 south lane

FINDLAY - Wind carried flames from burning trash to a nearby corn field just north of here yesterday, burning 20 acres of corn stubble before it was brought under control, Allen Township Fire Chief Gary Hickman said.

Southbound traffic on I-75 near Hancock County Road 99 was restricted to one lane for a half-hour because of the smoke, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.

Chief Hickman said a neighbor was burning trash and the wind blew it and caught the corn stubble on fire.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.