Plan to come out and have breakfast with Steelville’s volunteer firefighters this week for a good cause. The SFPD Auxiliary is sponsoring “Breakfast with the Fire Department” on March 29 from 7 a.m. to noon.
The meal includes three pancakes, two sausages, and two pieces of bacon with a drink. For children ages four to 10 and seniors 55 and over, the cost is $4. For everyone else, the price is $7.
Tickets may be purchased in advance from any Steelville firefighter or auxiliary member, or the meal can be paid for at the door on the day of the event. All proceeds will go towards supplies for fire prevention week activities in October for local children.
The Steelville Fire Protection District responded to the following calls between March 18 and 24:
• March 19—Still alarm, natural cover fire on White River Loop. Crews found a small fire that was quickly extinguished.
• March 20—Still alarm, natural cover fire in the area of Little Shoal Creek Road. Still alarm, natural cover fire with structures in danger on Kelly Street. Crews arrived on scene, quickly put water on the grass fire, and saved the structure. The rest of the fire was also contained and extinguished.
• March 21—Mutual aid to Potosi. One brush unit requested to stage at their station. Paged to stage in quarters to be ready to assist Potosi who was working a first alarm residential.
• March 22—Still alarm, natural cover fire on Robin Hill Drive. First alarm, structure fire (well house) on Oak Cabin Road. Crews responded, but fire was out when they arrived.
• March 23—Still alarm, natural cover fire on Highway E. Still alarm, smoke investigation for a possible natural cover fire on Cherry Valley Road. Mutual aid to Washington County for a smoke investigation.
• March 24—Still alarm, natural cover fire on Highway E. Reported as one acre involved, with multiple structures and livestock in danger, and moving rapidly. Crews arrived to find approximately two acres burning and contained the fire. Still alarm, natural cover fire on Highway 19 in Cherryville. Crews arrived to find one structure, one vehicle, and farm equipment in danger. Crews used brush trucks to contain and extinguish the fire. No damage was noted to the structure, however, some farm equipment was damaged.