It was a busy night for the Ravenden Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday night. First at 8:39 pm the Lawrence County Dispatch received a report of the Outback Campground having a large grass fire, the caller stated visibility was near zero in the campground due to the fire. Ravenden rolled it’s brush truck and Engine 2 with several firefighters towards the scene.

The Imboden Volunteer Fire Department was paged just minutes later for assistance and Imboden responded with it’s Rescue 4 and Engine 6. Imboden staged it’s Engine 6 at Dail’s Wrecker Service in the event extra water was needed at the scene. As Imboden cleared the scene and Ravenden was finishing the first fire around 9:25 pm the Lawrence County Dispatch again paged the Ravenden Volunteer Fire Department to a second fire located in a field behind Dail’s Wrecker Service. Ravenden responded and began extinguishing this fire.

Just as firefighters were clearing the second fire scene at 10:42 pm , a Ravenden firefighter advised the Lawrence County Dispatch that he’d driven up on a one vehicle accident at the intersection of Lawrence 107 and 104. Ravenden was once again paged out to the accident. The accident appeared to be a one vehicle accident but as firefighters approached the vehicle they noticed the vehicle was unoccupied.

AET Ambulance and Lawrence County Deputies were sent to the scene. The vehicle came back to a local resident from Ravenden. Firefighters searched the area along with deputies from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office but the driver was never located.

Dail’s Wrecker Service of Ravenden was requested to the scene to remove the vehicle, the accident is being investigated by the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office. Ravenden was clear of the scene shortly after midnight.

Photos courtesy of the Ravenden Volunteer Fire Department.