Firefighters from Wakarusa, Eudora, Palmyra and Willow Springs Townships spent four hours Friday night extinguishing a controlled burn of dilapidated mobile homes near the intersection of N 1100 and E 1600 Roads, close to the town of Sibleyville.
Wakarusa Township Fire Chief Chris Moore said firefighters responded to a fire call around 7 p.m. to find a property owner attempting to burn three or four scrapped mobile homes.
“You could see it for five miles in any direction,” Moore said. “You can’t just light a house on fire.”
Moore said the fire was finally extinguished a little before 11 p.m. The person responsible for the fire was not fined or charged with any crimes. No firefighters were injured battling the blaze.