Perry fire burns 20-acre wooded area

bpurser@macon.comMarch 1, 2014 

PERRY -- Firefighters from multiple agencies battled a brush fire Friday that burned about 20 acres of woods in south Houston County.

Firefighters were on scene for more than two hours containing and putting out the fire off the 100-block of Westbourne Way, said Perry Fire Chief Joel Gray.

The fire was south of the Notting Hill subdivision off Langston Road in an undeveloped wooded area, Gray said. The fire was contained and did not endanger the subdivision.

Peach County, Houston County and Georgia Forestry Division firefighters assisted Perry firefighters in battling the blaze that was reported at 4:27 p.m. No one was injured.

Three houses on property to the west of the fire were guarded by three fire trucks as precautionary measure, Gray said. Firefighters were able to keep the blaze from escaping from the woods, he said.

“It was a proactive and as opposed to a reactive step,” Gray said.

Gray credited the cooperation of a firefighters in containing and putting out the blaze.

“It was the quick reaction of the other agencies in helping us that enabled us to contain it,” Gray said. “It was really going when we first arrived.”

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.

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