On Sunday, New Year’s Eve, the Norris City Fire Department was kept busy responding all day long to reports.
At 1:30 a.m., the Fire Department went to 307 CR 700 N, responding to a report of a carbon monoxide detector going off. The Fire Department’s own detector found no evidence of carbon monoxide in the home. The home detector was deemed to be defective.
At 11:48 a.m., the Fire Department again responded to a field fire which was approximately 1/4 mile north of Highway 141. The fire was by Country Mark’s oil well and was attributed to a flare from that well. There was no major damage.
At 4:09 p.m., fire trucks again responded to a report of a fire at 207 S. Johnson St. in Norris City where a hot water heater had caught on fire. Damage was contained to the immediate area and the fire was cut off before it reached the attic.
Firefighters went out again on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 3;37 p.m., responding to reports of a field fire 1/2 north of 141 on Rte. 45. It was a field fire, again attributed to an oil well flare. Norris City Fire Department was the only department who responded.