The Clinton Fire Department's day got going early Wednesday, and only got crazier.
The fire at Wimbley's East End Grill was just the start of the day for the Clinton Fire Department, as they responded to a pair of calls later in the day. According to Fire Chief Shawn Milton, they responded to a field fire and an apartment fire.
The Chief indicates at around 5:50 pm, his department responded to the structure fire at 9927 Madison Park Road. According to Chief Milton, a couple of bedrooms in a house were involved in flames, one was engulfed and the other was hot enough it was ready to ignite at any moment.
Mutual aid was called for the structure fire. Maroa, Kenney and Wapella Fire Departments were on scene totaling 15 fire fighters. Chief Milton indicates they were on scene approximately three hours.
The Fire Department also responded to an illegal burn call just before 11 am Wednesday morning in city limits. It was determined it was burning wood or a recreational fire, which the City recognizes as a legal burn.
The Department responded a few hours later, at 12:40 pm to a grass/brush fire on Route 54 East.