The Great Bend Fire Department responded to two fire calls last Saturday, Chief Mike Napolitano reported.
At 4:36 p.m., units responded to 722 Odell St. for a possible structure fire. They found a fire pit on fire that was too close to plastic combustibles.
“The owner was applying water; however, the fire had already damaged fence and melted a large plastic storage container,” Napolitano said. “The fire also ignited the grass on fire and flames traveled to the house and scorched the siding.” Damage was estimated at $500.
At 5:47 p.m. units responded to 237 SE 30 Road to check on heavy black smoke coming from the area. They found a large pile of trees and trash on fire behind a newly constructed house. This was an unauthorized burning of material, and the fire was extinguished by the builder.