TRINITY — A spate of fires in Trinity County cropped up over the weekend, and firefighters remind residents that a burn ban remains in place.
Trinity Assistant Fire Chief Keith Johnson said that the department responded to the Lake L Subdivision for several large brush fires burning on property in Thomas Lane.
An hour later, firefighters returned to the property as another fire had cropped up.
The owner was contacted, who claimed no knowledge of the fires. However, Johnson said a citation for violating the burn ban was issued.
On Saturday on Boomtown Road, the Trinity and Groveton fire departments responded when a fallen tree broke a power line, which started a fire.
Johnson said that someone was cutting a tree down which led to the blaze, which burned about 12 acres.
On Sunday, Trinity returned to that fire which had reignited, but the fire is now contained.
Johnson said that what little rain the area received does not make it all right to burn; the burn ban remains in place until the county removes it. At its meeting on Sept. 26, the Trinity County Commissioners Court opted to keep burn ban in place.