A community effort stymied a potential major fire in the East Caney Community Wednesday. A Hay bale fire on the Jacob’s Dairy South of I-30 off County Road 2341 and Lawrence Lane was extinguished when firemen and others utilized tractors to remove bails from the 1100 bale stack. Only 280 bales were destroyed in the fire. Hopkins County Firemen along with volunteers from Brinker, Como, Pickton, Pine Forest, Dike, and North Hopkins responded to the scene. Cumby Volunteers manned the central fire station to assist.
Hopkins County Fire Department and Volunteer Departments in the County have been busy. Thursday morning lightning struck a large tree in the backyard of a residence on County Road 2318. The County Department and Como Volunteers responded.