BY MELANIE BUCK –
Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire along a ditch line in Dallas Valley on Saturday, February 13. Members of the Dallas Valley Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call at the intersection of Polk Roads 44 and 52 just after 2 p.m.
No cause of the fire has been determined but it could have been started with something as simple as throwing out a cigarette in these dangerous fire conditions.
The Office of Polk County Emergency Management said conditions still hazardous with low humidity, dead vegetation, and lack of sufficient rain. The burn ban that was issued by Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison on February 8, 2016 is still in effect until further notice.