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Possible Reasons for Smoke Over North Side, Burn Ban in Effect

In an effort to find the cause of the smell and the smoke, iSurf News contacted Chief Stewart with the Madisonville Fire Department.

Though some believed that the smoke and smell may have emanated from a structure fire near the Regional Medical Center and CVS Pharmacy, Chief Stewart assured iSurf News that no structure fires had occurred in Madisonville area today.

However, Chief Stewart went on to explain that the conditions Madisonville residents experienced may have been from a fire last night, November 9th, or even controlled brush or timber fires today.

“There was a fire in Manitou last night that involved approximately 34 hay bales,” said Stewart. “Our guess is that we’re catching some of the smoldering scents from that. You can’t put out a hay bale easily. They’re going to smoke forever. So that could account for some of the smell that’s coming in on the north side. Also, on the east side, there was some burning outside of the city yesterday, and we haven’t had any reports of a fire from the county departments since that time, so I’m assuming it was a controlled burn."

In addition, units from the Madisonville Fire Department were also called in on a minor gas leak last night, which may have lead to the confusion over a possible structure fire.

Though the burn ban for Hopkins County was lifted last week, the ban has since been reinstated by Judge-Executive, Donnie Carroll partly as a result of lingering dry conditions and increased grass fires throughout our area. The county-wide burn ban is in effect until further notice.

“Within the last few days, there have been numerous grass fires due to controlled burns that have gotten out of hand,” said Stewart. “It’s a combination of it still being dry and burning that gets away from people.”

Luke Short
iSurf News
Additional photo provided to iSurf News by Tim Robards.
 

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