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2011-08-11 / General Stories

A Hard Week for Lexington VFD


Tanglewood Volunteer Fire Department’s Captain Kenny Martin is seen using hand tools to combat the fire on CR 320 and CR 419 last Wednesday afternoon. He was working where the trucks could not go. 
(Photo by T.V.F.D.) Tanglewood Volunteer Fire Department’s Captain Kenny Martin is seen using hand tools to combat the fire on CR 320 and CR 419 last Wednesday afternoon. He was working where the trucks could not go. (Photo by T.V.F.D.) Last week was a horrible week for local volunteer fire departments, including Lexington’s. These three pictures are of a trailer that suffered damaged bearings on one set of tires and ended up burning to the ground in the parking lot of the old Linda’s Kitchen on Hwy. 77 in Lexington. That happened Wednesday morning before noon and was the first of three fires on Wednesday and several more through the rest of the week. PHOTOS BY DR. MARK STRAIN.



Dr. Strain stepped out of his office, the Lexington Animal Clinic, and sawthe black sooty smoke wafting into the sky. Dr. Strain stepped out of his office, the Lexington Animal Clinic, and sawthe black sooty smoke wafting into the sky.

He walked toward the smoke, camera in hand, and witnessed all the activity and the fire. He walked toward the smoke, camera in hand, and witnessed all the activity and the fire.

Within minutes, the trailer and its cargo were completely destroyed. Within minutes, the trailer and its cargo were completely destroyed.

In the picture above,Lexington Volunteer Firemen working with Tanglewood VFD catch their breath for a moment. In the picture below, you might think it was the dead of winter if you didn’t know that the scene is a badly burned area of brush and trees. 
PHOTOS BY KATIE HALL. In the picture above,Lexington Volunteer Firemen working with Tanglewood VFD catch their breath for a moment. In the picture below, you might think it was the dead of winter if you didn’t know that the scene is a badly burned area of brush and trees. PHOTOS BY KATIE HALL.


Tanglewood, Lexington, Rockdale, and Texas Forest Service units are seen waiting in the staging area. (Photo by T.V.F.D.) Tanglewood, Lexington, Rockdale, and Texas Forest Service units are seen waiting in the staging area. (Photo by T.V.F.D.)

Seen above is something called ‘Crowning’ which describes what the fire looks like as it jumps from tree to tree. (Photo by T.V.F.D.) Seen above is something called ‘Crowning’ which describes what the fire looks like as it jumps from tree to tree. (Photo by T.V.F.D.)

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