Why register? ...To Enhance Your Experience
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Compost Fire

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Farmland, Indiana
    Posts
    2

    Exclamation Compost Fire

    A week ago today, Farmland Indiana Volunteer Fire Department responded to a 3 to 4 acre compost fire north of Farmland. Upon arrival we found the compost fully involved. We called 6 other departments for mutual aid for manpower and tankers. We dumped about 100,000 gallons of water on the fire. Since then, we have been back out there 6 times trying to get the stupid thing out. Our problem is it is about 15 feet high. We have used piercing nossels to try to penetrate down and get it out.


  2. #2
    Forum Member 1835Wayne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Door Village, IN
    Posts
    1,128

    Default

    We had the same problem with a fire about two years ago. Simple solution, get thee farmer to open it up with a tractor with a bucket, or a bobcat.
    I.A.C.O.J. Charter Member
    "Chet, get an inch and a half on that!"

    "Not for fame or reward,Not for place or rank. Not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity. But in simple obedience to duty as they understood it. These men suffered,sacrificed,dared all, and died. Let us never forget our fallen friends."

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Farmland, Indiana
    Posts
    2

    Default

    We had two bobcats out there!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts