Fire Department Reports a Busy Wednesday

9/28/22 Monticello Fire Department responded to a fatality vehicle accident this morning on Hwy 167. Fire personnel assisted Wayne County EMS with patient care and removed debris from the roadway. Wayne County Sheriff’s Office responded and performed the scene documentation and investigation. The accident involved 2 vehicles and required the highway to be closed for about an hour while responders worked and got the roadway cleared.
Later in the day the department was activated for heavy black smoke in the Kelley Lane area. When personnel arrived a large fire was located and determined to be an illegal open burn. Firefighters used about 2,500 gallons of water to control the fire.