Slash and burn


November 24, 2022

TJ Gideon

The town slash pile burns under the watchful eye of the firefighters on Sunday.

Pine Haven burned the slash pile south of the maintenance shop Sunday with five firemen on site to ensure a clean and safe burn of the approximately 14-foot high, 25-30-foot wide and nearly 60-foot long mound. The blaze was set at 9:15 a.m. and, after the flames settled, the pile continued to smolder through Tuesday. Pine Haven Assistant Volunteer Fire Chief Don Lancaster said of the entire endeavor, "We got a nice clean burn and the pile was burned down to where there was mostly just ash left by noon [Monday]."

The fire crew flattened the mound out to find only a few smoldering spots that...

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