Hopkins County Fire Station #20, and Volunteer Fire Departments from Dike, Saltillo, Brinker, and Pickton-Pine Forest responded to a fire in a heavily wooded and pasture land off County Road 2336 Thursday night around 7 p.m. The Forest Service was dispatched but those responding were able to control the fire and called off the Forest Service. The smell of smoke permeated the air for miles around.
According to County Fire Chief Andy Endsley, the cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. However, he does advise that if county residents do desire to burn anything, they use extreme caution. The risk of wildfire is high at this time due to dry conditions and high winds.