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Campers light numerous bonfires at fairgrounds PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 22 August 2013 12:21
Bowling Green firefighters had their hands full putting out a series of bonfires set by tractor pull attendees at the Wood County Fairgrounds Sunday night.
Firefighters were called to the campgrounds there just after 9 p.m. on the report of an uncontrolled bonfire on the north end.
Upon arrival, a 15-foot fire was observed, with approximately 200 people standing or sitting around it in lawn chairs.
That fire was initially knocked down, but firefighters were called to another smaller fire in the southeast corner of the campground, which was quickly put out.
However, the original bonfire erupted again, with reports that attendees had rekindled it. A backhoe was called in to spread out the embers so that the blaze could be fully extinguished.
An additional fire was also lit in the western area of the campground.
Bowling Green Police and Wood County Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene at the request of the firefighters to keep order, but no arrests were made.
The firefighters returned to service at 10:25 p.m.

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