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Cause unknown in Jackson Twp. brush fire

Christopher Dornblaser
717-505-5436/@YDDornblaser

A small brush fire brought out emergency personnel Tuesday afternoon, but the cause of the blaze is still unknown.

Brad Dunham, chief of Nashville Fire Co., said the fire happened at KBS Road at around 1 p.m. and started after trains came through, but the exact cause isn't known.

Dunham said the fire could have started from sparks of a wheel spin or carbon ember from the train. He said emergency personnel needed approximately an hour and a half to extinguish the fire.

A firefighter drags a hose through the woods along  Biesecker and KBS Rd. Tuesday Mar. 1, 2016 in Thomasville, Jackson, PA. Amanda J. Cain photo

Dunham said there were approximately two to three acres of land with five separate fires for emergency personnel to deal with. Initially, there were reports of the fire approaching a structure, but Dunham said that was not the case.

"It was actually going away from the house," Dunham said.

Firefighters respond to a brush fire off of Biesecker and KBS Rd. Tuesday Mar. 1, 2016 in Thomasville, Jackson, PA. Amanda J. Cain photo

Several emergency services vehicles were at the scene, and Dunham said that was because there was a lot of hand work to do. He said firefighters had to cut down trees to get the water where it needed to be.

Firefighters put out a brush fire along Biesecker and KBS Rd. Tuesday Mar. 1, 2016 in Thomasville, Jackson, PA. Amanda J. Cain photo

"Nothing too fancy or high profile there, just a typical wood fire," Dunham said.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com.