The Union and Whitten Fire departments got called out to a fire early afternoon on Friday, quickly gaining control of the fire and putting it out.
The Chief of the Union Fire Department wants everyone to stay cautious as people continue to clean up from the Derecho, "Be aware of your surroundings and the wind. Were in dry conditions right now and something can catch just like that." A stray ember from someone burning downed trees landed on a pallet that was in a near by truck, setting it on fire.
"Also stay and watch your fire. Don't assume everything will be fine." The Fire Chief continued, "and also have water ready to put the fire out at any moment notice."