Brush catches fire

Personnel from Tiffin Fire Rescue Division and Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Department fought a fire at Tiffin’s Water Pollution Control Center Friday afternoon.

Chad Everhart, firefighter/paramedic for Tiffin Fire Rescue Division, said the brush pile, which contains debris people take from their houses, at the sewer treatment plant caught fire. It was unknown how the fire started.

Everhart said it took about an hour to get the fire under control, and he estimated crews were at the scene for three hours.

Two street department employees also responded to the fire. Four Tiffin Fire Rescue Division employees were brought in to cover the ambulance and another engine, Everhart said.

He estimated about 14,000 gallons of water were used to extinguish the fire.

“Clinton brought a tanker for us,” he said.

No injuries were reported.

A Tiffin Fire Rescue Division spokesman said the fire occurred about 1:30 p.m.

Everhart said crews responded to the center two years ago when a mulch pile caught fire.