December 12, 2002
Firemen Called To Grassfire At Mt. Olive Cemetery
The Scotland County Fire Department responded to a grassfire north of Memphis at approximately 1:05 p.m. December 10.
A controlled burn near the Mt. Olive Cemetery, which is located just south of the Iowa line, had gotten out of control and spread into some adjoining brush as well as a shelled corn field.
The department was able to quickly bring the fire under control and was on the scene for approximately 30 minutes extinguishing hot spots in the brush. The fire destroyed an estimated three acres of grass.
Eight firemen responded to the call taking four fire trucks to the scene.